ERIC Number: EJ613504
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Association among Student Success in Courses, Placement Test Scores, Student Background Data, and Instructor Grading Practices.
Armstrong, William B.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v24 n8 p681-695 Sep 2000
Examines the predictive validity of placement test scores with course grade and retention in English and mathematics courses. Suggests that student dispositional characteristics explain the high proportion of variance in the dependent variables, and that instructor grading practices also make a significant contribution. Underscores the importance of academic standards as something imposed on students by an institution. (Contains 27 references.) (VWC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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