Research in Higher Education

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 1–22 | Cite as

Student evaluation using lists of descriptive statements

  • Barrett Hazeltine


The development of an evaluation system is discussed that uses a list of statements describing particular aspects of the student's work in a course. The instructor marks those statements which are applicable to the student's performance. The statement lists are read by an optical scanner and stored in a computer. When required, the computer produces a listing of the statements chosen. The system is intended to be more precise than letter grades, to be easier to handle (for both instructor and registrar) than evaluative paragraphs, and to guide the instructor in making an evaluation. The system has been implemented on an experimental basis for two years, and reactions have been obtained from students, faculty, and graduate and professional school admission officers.


Evaluation System Education Research Experimental Basis Student Evaluation Statement List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barrett Hazeltine
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  1. 1.Division of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence

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