A Time Management Assessment Technique That Improves Student Performance

Rick Covington, G. Michael Barnes
2006 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
We describe two studies that examine the relationship between student performance and student assessments of their attention to time management using a short periodically administered survey. The first study examined a class of senior Computer Science students. It demonstrated a positive correlation between progress on class related activities that the student reported in the survey and the project grade that the student ultimately received. There was no correlation between the survey and exam
more » ... he survey and exam grades. The second study was an experiment using two sections of one class of lower division Computer Science students. The experimental group reported time spent on projects and lecture preparation in periodically administered surveys and the control group did not. The study showed that the experimental group achieved significantly higher performance on all project grades and on the exam grade during one time period compared to the control group. We discuss the use of our results in Computer Science and Engineering and the need for replication and generalization of these results.
doi:10.18260/1-2--652 fatcat:76jcs7cht5fwfgozdsmnchaoe4