Online Homework Management Systems: Should we Allow Multiple Attempts?
M. Taylor Rhodes and
Jeffrey K. Sarbaum
The American Economist, 2015, vol. 60, issue 2, 120-131
Homework is increasingly being auto-administered online with systems that offer numerous assignment settings. This paper discusses the results of a quasi-experiment designed to evaluate student behavior under single and multiple attempt homework settings using an online homework management system. We explore whether or not multiple attempts lead to more effort and improved performance, and evaluate alternative, less desirable, behaviors that are potentially incentivized. We find that multiple attempts lead to â€œguessingâ€ behavior and in turn grade inflation, hence improving scores without improving learning outcomes.
Keywords: student performance; assessment settings; multiple attempts; homework; multiple-choice (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sae:amerec:v:60:y:2015:i:2:p:120-131
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in The American Economist from Sage Publications
Bibliographic data for series maintained by SAGE Publications ().