ERIC Number: EJ1038398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Early Identification of Student Performance and Effort Using an Online Homework System: A Pilot Study
Perdian, David C.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v22 n5 p697-701 Oct 2013
Two distinct student groups, in terms of academic performance, were identified early in the semester as either being under-performing students or over-performing students using an online homework system. The students who are identified as under-performing received, on average, lower grades than their fellow students but spent more time completing the homework assignments. These students are great candidates for targeted advertisement of student resources such as tutoring services. The students who are identified in the over-performing student population received higher grades than their fellow students, but spent less time completing the homework assignments. These students are great candidates for honors programs, independent research projects, and peer-tutoring programs. Incorporating these evaluation criteria to online homework systems will allow instructors to quickly identify students in these academic student populations.
Descriptors: Underachievement, Overachievement, Homework, Computer Uses in Education, Grades (Scholastic), Time on Task, Intervention, Student Evaluation, Tutoring, Honors Curriculum, Comparative Analysis
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