Achievement effects of teacher comments on homework in mathematics classes in Saudi Arabia Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this research was to study the effect of teachers' written comments on students' homework papers. Fourth, Sixth and ninth grade mathematics classes in Saudi Arabia were selected for the study. The hypotheses for the study stated the following: Teachers' comments significantly increase students' achievement in mathematics. The effect of teachers' comments depend upon students' grade levels. Six mathematics teachers in each grade level were randomly selected for the study in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Two classes for each teacher were randomly assigned, one as the Control group (No-Comment) and the other class as the Experimental group (Comment). For ten weeks the teachers collected homework papers three times a week. The homework papers in the Control group were graded by marking problems right or wrong. Homework papers in the Experimental group were graded the same way, and had teachers' comments; i.e., comments -- whatever the teacher chose to make. An independent test measured whether these groups behaved differently from one another. Two forms of the final examination for each grade level were used as prepost tests. A two-way analysis of variance was used to determine if students' achievement in the course was affected by the comments. The results of the analysis of variance indicated that there was a significant difference in the mean achievement of the students in the experimental group. The treatment was effective in each grade level. To test the relation between effectiveness of teachers' comments and students' ability, the students were divided into three different groups according to their performance in the previous term mathematics examination. All the groups responded equally to the treatment. The effectiveness of teachers' comments did not depend upon the ability of the students or grade level in the fourth, sixth and ninth grade mathematics classes .
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