ERIC Number: ED413015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
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)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Grades (Scholastic), Multicampus Districts, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Sex Differences, Statistical Distributions, Student Characteristics, Success, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Institutional Research. Research and Planning.