ACHIEVEMENT AS A FUNCTION OF ASSIGNED GRADES

Arthur G. Storey, George H. Desson

Abstract


This comparative study used as its subjects two matched groups of Grade VIII students whose science achievement placed them between the 10th and 35th percentile. The experimental subjects received science grades inflated by 20 per cent of earned grades on ten successive bi-monthly science tests. These subjects showed a significantly greater gain in actual science achievement over the five-month duration of the experiment than did the control subjects.

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