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ERIC Number: EJ1009204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
College Students' Categorical Perceptions of Grades: It's Simply "Good" vs. "Bad"
Boatright-Horowitz, Su L.; Arruda, Chris
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v38 n3 p253-259 2013
College students' categorical perceptions of numeric and alphabetic grades were examined by assigning participants to one of four conditions: numeric grades alphabetic grades, numeric non-grades and alphabetic non-grades. They were then asked to give ratings for each possible grade or non-grade, using a 10-point scale. Factor analysis revealed that college students view both numeric and alphabetic grades as occurring in dichotomous categories, presumably either "good" or "bad". There were no neutral categories for course grades. Replications consistently yielded similar results, although specific boundaries between "good" and "bad" grades varied slightly. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A