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ERIC Number: EJ950544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Let Them Decide: Student Performance and Self-Selection of Weights Distribution
Vander Schee, Brian A.
Journal of Education for Business, v86 n6 p352-356 2011
Previous researchers have focused on student sense of control, grading, and academic performance. However, the influence of letting students self-select the percentage weights for graded course components is not clear. In this research students selected the percentage weights distribution for the graded components in the Capstone: Strategic Management course. Students were then surveyed to solicit their feedback. The results indicate that student sense of control and performance were positively influenced by self-selecting the weights distribution. Moreover, the self-selection process itself may account for variance in performance more so than calculating final course grades using a particular weights distribution. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A