2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Improving Student Achievement Through a Lunch Time Homework Referral Program
Sarah E. Jenkins♦* and Audrey A. Lampe♦
Dr. Julie Lochbaum, Faculty Mentor

The social studies department of a Midwestern high school noted that D, F, and D/F grades seemed to correlate to homework completion. A program was developed in order to test this relationship. The program included students of grades 9-12, multiple ethnicities/races, and diverse SES, genders, and ability levels. Students who did not complete homework were assigned to a supervised classroom during lunch hours in order to complete their assignments. The objective was to see if raising homework completion rates affected the number of D, F, and D/F grades. Data from the program was recorded in a series of charts and digital documents. The program may be categorized as an experimental educational research study, in which the statistical results will be analyzed. The data will be analyzed seeking any correlation between number of students assigned to the program, attendance of the program, completion of work, and fall 2010 semester grades.

Keywords: grade, homework, completion, social studies

Topic(s):Education
History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 33-1
Location: VH 1228
Time: 1:15

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* Indicates the Student Presenter
♦ Indicates Truman Graduate Student
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