Spanish Economic Association
Dec
12
to Dec 14

Spanish Economic Association

An Investigation of Assignment Frequency and Student Performance

Abdullah Al-Bahrani*

 Maria Apostolova-Mihaylova 

Emily C. Marshall¨

 

Abstract

Our goal is to examine the potential for increased student learning and retention through more frequent assignments. We conducted a field experiment that investigated whether student knowledge retention can be improved by increasing the frequency of assignments, motivating students to have more exposure to the material, and reducing the incentives for students to procrastinate. At two institutions, one instructor was assigned two sections of the same course, where the treatment section was assigned homework every week and the control section was assigned homework every two weeks. We find that the impact of the treatment on student performance varies based on the student’s past academic performance. Students with lower GPA’s benefit from the structure imposed by more frequent assignments and perform better on the final exam in the treatment class compared to the control group.  Our results have implications for instructors designing courses with a homework component and provides an opportunity for the course structure to benefit students with weaker academic records.


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Southern Economic Association
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Southern Economic Association

“Racial Differences in the Access to Financial Literacy Education and the Role of Parents” 

In this paper we examine the returns to financial literacy education dependent on source of the education. Using the National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) data we are able to identify, conditional on receiving financial literacy education, five different sources of education. We are specifically interested in examining the differences among minority and white access to financial literacy education sources and the impact on returns to financial literacy. Al-Bahrani, Weathers, and Patel (2018) find that returns to financial literacy education for minorities are, on average, lower than whites. Implicit in the model is that all sources of financial literacy education are equal in their quality. Our preliminary results indicate that minorities and whites have different responses to financial literacy education conditional on the source and diversification of exposure. Thus, the differences in returns are in fact measuring the efficacy of different types of education. Policy makers interested in increasing financial literacy for minorities can do so by increasing access to different types of financial literacy education. 

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57th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference. 
Oct
6
9:10 AM09:10

57th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference. 

Introducing Danny Dollar Academy

Danny Dollar Academy is a program based on the book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire. A curriculum developed to teach 3-5th graders about financial literacy, and entrepreneurship through reading literacy. This session will provide information about the program. Attendees will have the chance to meet the author and discuss the curriculum.

 

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 Setting Goals, Staying Focused, and Meeting Expectations.
Aug
13
2:00 PM14:00

Setting Goals, Staying Focused, and Meeting Expectations.

A presentation to NKU Student Government Association designed to motivate them to continue on the path they have set. A new academic year is always exciting. As the excitement fades, SGA will still need to accomplish all the goals they have set, it is important for them to remain focused and accomplish what they have set out to do. 

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