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ERIC Number: EJ776238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Charting Grades over 26 Years to Evaluate a Career Course
Reardon, Robert C.; Leierer, Stephen J.; Lee, Donghyuck
Journal of Career Assessment, v15 n4 p483-498 Nov 2007
Grades in a standardized career course offered at a large southeastern university over a 26-year period were analyzed to measure the impact on student learning. The results revealed that 74% of the 6,176 students completing the course met the learning objectives of the course with a grade of B+ or higher. Grades did not differ across quarter and semester systems or following the introduction of a plus-minus grading scheme. However, grades were lower toward the end of the 26-year period following the introduction of a career theory to the course and coinciding with the increasing use of the Internet in occupational research. Grades varied by semester, and they were lower in the most recent period than in any other. Implications for career course design and management based on these longitudinal results are explained. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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