June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
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Characteristics of Students Who Do Not Do HomeworkAll freshman engineering students at University X take a common course which is a combinationof physics and an introduction to engineering. The pass rate for this course in Fall 2011 was82.8%. The pass rate for students who completed at least 80% of the homework was 96.9%. Thepass rate for the 22.5% of the class who did less than 80% of the homework was 33.3%. We areinterested in why 22.5% of the students do not complete at least 80% of the homework. Thispaper examines characteristics of students who do not complete at least 80% of their homework.Both qualitative and quantitative methods are applied in this study. Interviews are conductedwith students who do not complete at least 80% of their homework to identify students’characteristics and reasons of not completing the homework. Data analysis is applied to analyzethe relationship among students’ completion rate of homework, students’ preparation, classengagement, and perseverance. Student preparation is examined in terms of Math ACT score,high school physics class, and students’ self-evaluation of the quality of their high school physicsand high school math class. Student class engagement is examined in terms of class attendance atboth lectures and recitations. Students’ perseverance is examined through a grit test. The goal ofidentifying the characteristics of students who do not do homework is to enable appropriateintervention techniques to be developed.
Bennett, R. M., & Schleter, W., & Olsen, T., & Guffey, S., & Li, W. (2013, June), Characteristics of Students Who Do Not Do Homework Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19300
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