Date of Award

1-1-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The aspect of whether homework is beneficial to student learning was investigated by comparing the efficiency of students completing homework verses class work. This study was conducted in a high school geometry class and it included 22 students, 4 male students and 18 female students. Using the grades on three separate tests as a performance indicator, the hypothesis of weather homework had a positive effect on student achievement was tested. Student perception of whether homework was beneficial was also examined. The results of this study indicated that homework did have a significant effect on student achievement.

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