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Do Low Grades Cause College Students to Give Up?

Do Low Grades Cause College Students to Give Up?

“Students on the pass-fail system did not show any significant effects from first exam grades, but overall they received significantly lower grades than those on the traditional grading system.” (p.71)

Thayer, R. E. (1973). Do Low Grades Cause College Students to Give Up? The Journal of Experimental Education, 41(3), 71–73. doi: 10.1080/00220973.1973.11011413

Resource Theme(s): Developing capstone curriculum to enhance student achievement, Varying outcomes of pass and fail grading

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