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ERIC Number: ED413015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Fall 1996 Course Grades.
McGregor, Ellen N.; Reece, Dee; Garner, Doris
This report provides data on withdrawal and success rates and grades earned in fall 1996 at the five campuses of Pima Community College (PCC) in Arizona. Following a literature review on national course grades, descriptions are provided of the following: (1) grades and withdrawals for 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996, indicating that the number of A grades has increased from 29% in 1981 to 32% in 1996; (2) a comparison of grades by PCC campus, indicating that the Community Campus awarded the highest percentage of A's; (3) grades by ethnic group, indicating that 57% of the grades awarded to Anglos/Others were A's and B's, compared to 53% for Asian Americans and 41% for Native Americans; (4) grades by gender, revealing higher success and lower withdrawal rates for females than for males; (5) grades by age group, noting that students over 40 earned the highest percentage of A's at almost 50%; (6) grades by veteran, Pell Grant, day/extended day and occupational/non-occupational status. Appendix A provides six tables showing the number and percent of grades awarded for fall 1992-1996 both district-wide and by campus, while Appendix B provides seven tables on the numbers and percentages of grades awarded in fall 1996 by ethnicity, gender, age, veteran status, Pell Grant status, day/extended day classes, and occupational and non-occupational classes. (ECF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Institutional Research. Research and Planning.