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ERIC Number: EJ819484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Course Scheduling and Academic Performance
Dills, Angela K.; Hernandez-Julian, Rey
Economics of Education Review, v27 n6 p646-654 Dec 2008
This paper examines the relationship between course scheduling and student achievement, controlling for student and course characteristics. The literature in psychology recognizes that performance varies by time of day and that spacing learning out over time may foster greater long-term memory of items. We use student grades as a measure of performance and find a small, positive time of day effect partly driven by student selection into preferred course times. In addition, we find that students earn higher grades in classes that meet more often. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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