Plus/minus grading and motivation: an empirical study of student choice and performance


This paper considers whether student motivation might be impacted by the replacement of a straight (A, B, C, D, F) grading system with a plus/minus system (A, A−, B+ ... D−, F). The data that are examined are from several undergraduate economics classes at a mid-sized midwestern university in the United States. The data includes student characteristics… (More)


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