ERIC Number: EJ936135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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Are We Wasting Our Children's Time by Giving Them More Homework?
Eren, Ozkan; Henderson, Daniel J.
Economics of Education Review, v30 n5 p950-961 Oct 2011
Following an identification strategy that allows us to largely eliminate unobserved student and teacher traits, we examine the effect of homework on math, science, English and history test scores for eighth grade students in the United States. Noting that failure to control for these effects yields selection biases on the estimated effect of homework, we find that math homework has a large and statistically meaningful effect on math test scores throughout our sample. However, additional homework in science, English and history are shown to have little to no impact on their respective test scores. (Contains 9 tables.)
Descriptors: Homework, Grade 8, Scores, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests, Science Tests, History, Tests, English Instruction, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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