ERIC Number: EJ362889
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
The Social Construction of Grades.
Pestello, Fred P.
Teaching Sociology, v15 n4 p414-17 Oct 1987
Documents the process by which grades are assigned in a centrally-controlled, multiple-section course. Results of participant observation indicate that grades are determined by organizational processes instead of abilities or performance of either students or instructors. Concludes that knowledge of the rating process is essential to understanding what grades actually reflect. (Author/DH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A