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Grade targets and teaching innovations
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Economics of Education Review Volume 20, Number 5 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper develops a simple model of student choice to explain why some teaching innovations have only a negligible effect on mean student performance. Teaching innovations are defined as small changes in pedagogy that enable students to more quickly convert time to knowledge. In modeling student behavior it is assumed that some students are more interested in their level of performance or in minimizing their effort than in mastering a subject. The model demonstrates that if students set grade targets, some students choose to learn less and the change in mean student achievement will tend to be small.

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Allgood, S. Grade targets and teaching innovations. Economics of Education Review, 20(5), 485-493. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 5, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Economics of Education Review on March 1, 2019. Economics of Education Review is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0272-7757(00)00019-4

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