ERIC Number: ED441840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Factors Affecting Grading Practices.
Cheng, David X.; Chen, Sheying
Potential factors affecting grading practices were studied at an urban college. Altogether, there were 31,916 grades/grading events recorded in fall 1997. Overall, excluding grades considered "nonjudgmental," close to 50% of the grades were "B" and above and only 8% were failing. By mean quality points per credit, there were no significant differences between junior and senior faculty in assigning grades. Full-time and part-time faculty did grade differently, however. Results suggest that attention should be paid to upper level courses, courses offered in the humanities and social sciences, and courses taught by part-time faculty. (Contains 7 tables and 21 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, Staten Island. Coll. of Staten Island.
Authoring Institution: N/A