Course Scheduling and Academic Performance

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2005

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Angela K. Dills

Western Carolina University

Rey Hernández-Julián

Metropolitan State College of Denver

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Date Written: January 2007

Abstract

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 out learning 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, much of which is driven by student selection into preferred course times. In addition, we find that students learn more in classes that meet more often.

Keywords: grades, time of day, academic performance

JEL Classification: I21

Suggested Citation

Dills, Angela K. and Hernandez-Julian, Rey, Course Scheduling and Academic Performance (January 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=756847 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.756847

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Metropolitan State College of Denver ( email )

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