Statistical analysis of data regarding the impact of homework grading policies on student subgroups based on several factors is presented.
Our results indicate that there is no statistically significant difference in student examination performance when homework is graded versus when homework is assigned but not graded.
However, the benefits of such a time consuming activity are unknown and not well documented.
Our goal is to examine the impact different homework grading policies have on students’ final examination performance.
Incomplete work gets graded starting from eight out of fifteen. The lowest score they can receive on complete homework is ten out of fifteen points, which is better than a zero.
Especially in large enrollment courses, a significant amount of teaching assistant and instructor time is allocated to grading homework assignments.
It is hard to believe when you have a 150 students, but I am sharing an organization system that will make grading math homework much more efficient.
This is a follow up to my Minimalist Approach to Homework post.
We are interested in not only the overall student performance, but also in the performance of specific student subgroups with varying backgrounds as well as the impact of homework on the type of learning that takes place in the course.
The study was conducted in a Numerical Methods course at the University of South Florida over a period of three years encompassing data from over 300 hundred Mechanical Engineering students.