Homework, Practice, and Performance in Principles of Microeconomics
20 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2009
Date Written: January 1, 2009
This paper contributes to the growing literature examining how students' grades on in-class exams are affected by their scores on out-of-class homework assignments. Our major finding, that exam grades and homework scores are positively related, is what educators might have anticipated, yet surprisingly there is little published research that has documented a link between student learning and out-of-class exercises. Our study's results justify the suggestions of Grove and Wasserman (2006) and Hansen, Salemi, and Siegfried (2002) that principles students be given more opportunity to practice economic analysis.
Keywords: teaching, homework, performance
JEL Classification: A22, A20
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