The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship, if any, between homework practices of Algebra 1 teachers and student outcomes as measured by the state of Florida's Algebra 1 End of Course assessment (EOC). Algebra 1 EOC scores were collected from the study district's central office. Data on teacher homework practices was collected through a researcher-created survey. Cross-tabulation tables were used to identify variations in homework assignment, homework frequency, homework type, and homework grading practice associated with school (middle or high) and teacher (educational attainment and experience teaching Algebra 1) characteristics. A two-way ANOVA was used to analyze the relationship between homework frequency and student achievement and to investigate the influence of teacher characteristics as moderators. The main effect of homework frequency as well as the interaction effects of the teacher's educational attainment and the teacher's educational experience were statistically significant. Results showed that students who were given more homework did better on the Algebra 1 EOC than their peers who received less homework. A second two-way ANOVA was used to analyze the relationship between the way homework is graded and student achievement and to investigate the influence of teacher characteristics as moderators. The main effect of homework grading practice as well as the interaction effect of the teacher's educational experience was statistically significant. Results showed that students had the highest Algebra 1 EOC score when their homework was graded for accuracy. While making decisions on how homework should be graded in an Algebra 1 classroom, teachers and administrators will be informed through these findings as to what type of grading practice has the potential to positively impact student achievement.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Educational Leadership; Executive
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Taylor, Jonathan, "An Analysis of the Relationships Between Homework Frequency and Homework Grading Procedures of Algebra 1 Teachers on Student Outcomes as Measured on the Algebra 1 End-of-course Examination" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6584.