ERIC Number: ED395452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Effects of Homework Completion on Test Scores in First and Second-Semester Spanish Courses at a University with Liberal Admissions.
Brender, John R.
A study of 401 Chicago State University (Illinois) undergraduate students in elementary Spanish courses investigated the relationship between students' completion of homework assignments, both brief and lengthy, and student achievement on five to six teacher-developed exams administered during the semester. The study spanned six semesters. Results show some statistically significant positive correlations between homework completion rates and test scores based on class level. It was also discovered that students in the Spanish 101 course were much less likely than students in the Spanish 102 course to complete their homework. Degree of difficulty of the courses is illustrated in the difference in median tests scores, which were lower in the second-semester group. No significant conclusion could be drawn about the relationship of race, homework completion, and test scores. Overall, it is concluded that students who complete homework achieve better test scores. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Chicago State University IL