Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations: Educational Administration
The purpose of this dissertation was to explore grade variances associated with multisection calculus grades. The method for the project was quantitative examining grade distribution patterns that existed between calculus sections at a public university void of an over-arching grading policy during the case study. Results showed that different grade distribution patterns by different instructors were primarily due to student-centric characteristics. The significant findings suggest that student grades are firmly in control of students. Only when course grade averages were at the extreme did evidence suggest that instructor-centric characteristics played meaningful role in student grade determination.
Shaffer, S. Paul, "Analysis of Grade Variances in Multisection Calculus Classes" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1004.