However, certain grading policies did seem to put some subgroups of students at a disadvantage.
While grading homework may not be critical in improving student examination performance, it is important to ensure that students practice the concepts.
I was able to give specific praise to students who were giving 110% effort or making improvements.
This is why I love the Homework Agenda.“There is no possible way, I could collect the assignments individually and return them in a timely fashion. Since using it, I am quickly able to provide individual and specific feedback in a timely manner.
As a class, we quickly graded the homework assignment.
Then, I briefly would answer or discuss a difficult question or two.It opens up conversations and helps be to encourage and be a champion for my students. If during the week you were absent, had an incomplete assignment, or didn’t complete one, Friday was D day. Here is my weekly process: Yes, there will be missing assignments. We all know that it is much more work when students don’t complete their assignments.Yes, students will come to Thursday and have lost their precious agenda. My least organized student, who carried everything in their pocket, could fold that agenda up and hang onto it for a week. It would be a dream world if everyone turned in their work everyday. The reality is that not every student has a support system at home.No one enjoys seeing the blank space in the grade book, especially a middle school teacher with 125 students. Pretty much insane.)Goodness, this is a decision you have to make for you and the best interest of your students.In my experience, I would say I graded 85% of assignments for some type of accuracy. The purpose of homework is to practice, but we don’t want to practice incorrectly.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.They will appreciate it one day and you will be happy you did the extra work.Math textbooks usually include answers for odd problems, so I assign both odd and even problems.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.