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ERIC Number: EJ1188105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Relationship between Grading Leniency and Grading Reliability
Millet, Ido
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n9 p1524-1535 2018
Grading reliability for a class can be measured as the correlation between the students' grade point average (GPA) and the grades they received in that class. Grading leniency can be measured as the difference between the average grade for the class and the students' average GPA. Data from more than fifty-thousand course sections show that lenient grading is associated with lower grading reliability. This association is particularly strong among course sections with lenient grading. Although grading leniency may be a symptom rather than a cause of low-grading reliability, reducing grading leniency may lead to improved grading reliability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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