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ERIC Number: ED453290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-11
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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High School Mathematics Teachers: Grading Practice and Pupil Control Ideology.
Cicmanec, Karen Mauck; Johanson, George; Howley, Aimee
Survey data gathered from 230 respondents from a random sample of 500 Ohio public school teachers explores the association between teachers' practice of assigning grades based on nonachievement grading factors and teachers' pupil control orientation (PCI). Responding high school mathematics teachers provided information that relates to the use of nonachievement grading practices and their orientation to PCI. Survey data, validated by interviews with teachers, suggest that the context of the classroom contributed more to shaping teachers' grading practices than the teachers' orientation to pupil control. Significant predictors are the proportion of at-risk students (ADC) in the teachers' school districts and the proportion of upper level mathematics courses (UL). When a variable representing teachers' mean class size (CS) replaces school size in the regression equation that provides for block entry of predictor variables (CS, UL, and ADC), nearly 20% of the variance in grading practices is explained. An exhibit contains the teacher survey. (Contains 12 tables and 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio