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ERIC Number: ED417674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Missed Examinations and Student Performance in an Upper-Level Course.
Kahn, Irwin
This study investigated the performance of students who missed regularly scheduled examinations and took make-up examinations in an upper-level psychology course. Four sections of a 300-level Educational Psychology course enrolled 123 students, of whom 52 missed one or two examinations, one missed four examinations, and one missed the comprehensive final. The examination scores, quiz scores, and finals scores were compared for those students missing examinations and those who did not. Results indicated that students who missed examinations scored lower on their make-up examinations than on their regularly scheduled examinations. These students also had lower quiz and comprehensive final examination scores than students who did not miss regular examinations. Since the make-up examinations were the same as the regularly scheduled examinations, factors other that examination difficulty account for these results. Possible explanations include: students who miss examinations are less capable, have more personal problems, have more absences, are less interested in the subject matter, are more likely to procrastinate, or are less dedicated. (Contains 10 references.) (BF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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