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The Direct Relationship between Grade Dispersion and Submission TimeabstractStudents beginning a university degree program are often unaccustomed to the rigorous nature ofcollegiate homework assignments and may wait until the last possible moment to begin andcomplete homework assignments, despite any forewarnings by their course instructors to start anassignment early. As students mature and gain more experience, many have found beginningassignments earlier often results a more in-depth understanding of the homework concepts andbetter overall homework grades. With the increased use of digital systems to assign and managehomework assignments several metrics including the first time a student views the assignment(starts) and when the student submits their solution (ends) are automatically tracked. Using suchdata, results from over 180 freshman engineering students enrolled in an introduction toengineering course are reviewed to explore the trend between submissions times and scorereceived through assignment durations. Trends in the data show that homework submitted earlyfalls into more favorable distributions based on first and second moments of score distributions.Additionally, a relationship exists between the time of day the homework is submitted andhomework performance. Data used to identify these relationships is pulled from four separatecourse sections and 12 assignments.
Dannemiller, J. B., & Morse, A. N., & Morse, S. M. (2015, June), The Direct Relationship Between Grade Dispersion and Submission Time Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24856
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