Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes - NYTimes.com
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected B’s just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.
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“Students often confuse the level of effort with the quality of work. There is a mentality in students that ‘if I work hard, I deserve a high grade.’ “
“Many students come in with the conviction that they’ve worked hard and deserve a higher mark,” Professor Grossman said. “Some assert that they have never gotten a grade as low as this before.”News: No Grading, More Learning - Inside Higher Ed
In #HigherEd No Grading Might Mean More Learning: http://bit.ly/bVtRFk (Lots of applications to K-12) – Steven W. Anderson (web20classroom) http://twitter.com/web20classroom/statuses/15706374092
No grading meant students inspired to do work
"Davidson, the Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, said that of the 16 students in the course, 15 already have earned an A and she expects the remaining student to soon finish an assignment that will earn an A as well."