Tendency to evaluate less if attendance number is behind? Timing and scores of evaluations.

【Yamada” and ‘Watanabe’ are not good! Alphabetical order of names backward is found to have a negative effect on grades.】


・A team of researchers from the University of Michigan in the U.S. reported that attendance numbers may also affect grades.

It was found that students with later attendance numbers tended to receive lower grades on tests than those with earlier attendance numbers.

When graded by attendance number, students with last names beginning with “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “E” received 0.3 points out of 100 higher than those who were graded randomly.

Students with last names beginning with “V,” “W,” “X,” “Y,” and “Z” received 0.3 points out of 100 lower than those who were scored randomly.

This means that the later the order of scoring, the lower the score.

According to the research team, the main reason for the lower scores as the scoring order moves backward is due to fatigue of the scorers. Not only do they become grumpy, but they are also less attentive to the grading process.

The study also found that scorers tend to make negative and ungracious comments as they get further back in the scoring order.

・A 2024 study by the University of Chicago in the U.S. reported that “the later in the candidate’s turn in an interview or matching application, the more negative the evaluation.



The above is a quote from the article






The person being evaluated should be evaluated early. The one being evaluated should be evaluated in plenty of time.


I was the “ogata” and my attendance number was always in the front. From this study, I think I may have been a bit of a bargain when it came to being graded.


However, since we do not always grade or evaluate students in order of attendance number, I don’t think it is possible to say that the grading or evaluation would be unfair based on name alone. (It might have a bit of an effect early in the school year, since at the beginning of a new school year they are often in order of attendance number?)


The important point is,

than that if the attendance number is behind you, you are more likely to lose your evaluation,

I think it’s that as the evaluators get tired in the second half of the school year, their evaluation scores will drop.


When we get tired, it is harder to evaluate correctly. (Prone to low, negative evaluations?)


That being said, it is not surprising,

It is a very important point, and something we should pay attention to in our daily lives.


It may be a good idea to be aware of the first half of the day (in the morning or early hours) when you are being evaluated and when you are evaluating, when you are not as tired as possible.


When you are being evaluated, be early, and when you are evaluating, make room in your mind and body.


Long ago,

I was once advised, “You should not return an important e-mail (message) late at night or something, but rather return that e-mail or message after giving it the morning sun.


I think this means that it is better to return e-mails or messages in the morning when one is in good spirits and can evaluate them calmly and correctly, rather than returning e-mails or messages when one’s thinking ability is impaired and one cannot evaluate them correctly.

I think this also links a bit with this study.


As mentioned above,

The timing of the evaluation makes a little difference, and sometimes that little bit is quite important.


I would like to be a little more conscious of this.


See you then



Perhaps it is simply better not to try to evaluate something during the evening hours when you are tired.




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