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ERIC Number: ED518849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-25
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Motivational Correlates of Academic Success in an Educational Psychology Course
Herman, William E.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (25th, Tarrytown, NY, Mar 25-26, 2011)
The variables of class attendance and the institution-wide Early Alert Grading System were employed to predict academic success at the end of the semester. Classroom attendance was found to be statistically and significantly related to final average and accounted for 14-16% of the variance in academic performance. Class attendance was found to decline over the semester. The new system of Early Alerts that warned students earning the grade of 2.0 and below during the 6th week of the semester was found to only marginally improve the prediction of at-risk students. A public method of sharing Exam #1 to Exam #2 improvement with the entire class is also presented as a reinforcement tool that protects the name of individual students. The implications of such research on teaching for instructor and student decision making and institutional policy decisions are also discussed in the report. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York