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ERIC Number: EJ1169948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
The Changing Landscape of Grading Systems in US Higher Education
Kleinman, Steven B.; Leidman, Mary Beth; Longcore, Andrew J.
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v22 n1 p26-33 2018
The following study explores the landscape of grading systems utilised in higher education, focusing on the frequency of different types of assessment scales (including Straight Letter, Plus/Minus, and other alternative policies). Although numerous studies have explored the relationship between university grading system and student behaviour, motivation, and overall perception of education experience, little research has been done to quantitatively analyse the number of colleges and universities that employ a specific grading policy. The present study addresses this gap in scholarship, using a sample of 620 schools from 12 states (and the District of Columbia) in the Northeast region of the USA. Results of the study find significant patterns of difference in the grading procedures across universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Pennsylvania; Massachusetts; New Jersey; Maryland; Virginia; Connecticut; Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; Rhode Island; District of Columbia; Delaware
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