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ERIC Number: EJ765353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Evaluation of the Relationship between Early Assessment Grades and Final Grades
Nowakowski, Joseph
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p557-561 Sep 2006
Early assessment grades are recorded and distributed each semester to selected students at Muskingum College. The assumption is that students will take adverse signals and respond positively, leading to fewer academic difficulties and higher retention. This paper examines the validity of such assumptions by considering the probability that an early assessment grade will go up, down or stay the same when final grades are issued. Statistical tests suggest the final grade distribution is significantly different from the early assessment distribution, with a tendency for final grades to be higher than early assessment grades. (Contains 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio