Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2018

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ximena Suarez-Sousa


Math, Homework, Teaching


Research Topic: The topic I researched is assignment grading techniques. I would studied which type of grading works best for students to learn.

Participants: Participants in this study came from a lower class public middle school and high school. The population is 90% white with 60% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunches. The size of the study will be approximately 15 students in the 9th grade. 65% of the students come from a single parent home or have divorced parents.

Instrument: Tests that I have created on the topic will be the measuring instrument. The test will only cover the topics covered in class and each class will take the exact same test. The test had 15 questions covering each topic. They will not be multiple choice questions and will be problems where they are open ended where the students have to show work. At the end of the tests, I will also attach a survey for students to state how they felt the homework helped them on the test.

Hypothesis Statement: If grading assignments using various strategies, then grading assignments by grading for completion will show the most growth.



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