A robust grade adjustment procedure

Barry, Andrew, Jeng, Dong-Sheng, Wardlaw, Robin, Smith, Simon Daniel and Crapper, Martin (2004) A robust grade adjustment procedure. International Journal of Engineering Education, 20 (5). pp. 820-833. ISSN 0949-149X

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Assurance of equity in student outcomes includes ensuring that module results are comparable within reasonable bounds. We present a procedure that first compares (and adjusts if necessary) module variances. Then, student results are individually normalised to standard variates. A simple sign test is used to identify modules with disproportionately good or poor results. Module results are offset so as to adjust averages that do deviate. A detailed examination of an artificial data set shows that the proposed very simple procedure yields results that agree with a sophisticated statistical analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27053

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