ERIC Number: ED371868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-12
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Current Wisdom on Homework and the Effectiveness of a Homework Checking System.
Kazmierzak, Karen S.
A study examined the efficacy of homework assignments on the learning and academic achievement of 13 high school students in a second-year German class. During the first and second quarters of the 1993-94 school year, each homework assignment was checked by the teacher and assigned a grade of two points if it was complete, one point if incomplete, and a zero if the assignment was not attempted. During the first quarter of the second semester, homework was assigned as before but was not checked by the teacher. The study found that students' quarterly grades were only one percentage point higher, on average, when home work was checked than when it was not, leading to higher letter grades for three students. A survey of student attitudes on the checking system and homework in general found that most students had a neutral position toward both, neither strongly favoring nor strongly opposing homework and homework grading. (Six appendixes provide information on student performance, a copy of the student questionnaire, and survey results.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Exit Research Project, Indiana University at South Bend.