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Writer: Tara Fife, W. Leslie Manner, PhD; Share Ruebush, PhD; and Hector A. Becerril-Garcia, PhD
I analyzed the gradebooks of several chemistry 105 courses taught by three different faculty members to see how the different assignments interrelate to produce a final grade. We looked at genders separately. A total of about 450 students grades were evaluated.
For each assessment type, I examined how well students did on each individual assignment, separating students by gender, to see if there was a gender bias. To compare the effect of each assignment on an equal footing I calculated a normalized course score, where every type of assessment has equal weight. I examined the correlation between the different assessments and the normalized final course grade.