Bonus points as tokens : their effect on academic performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Bernard E.
dc.creator Engram, Deborah 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z 1979
dc.identifier.other LB3025 E47
dc.description 63 leaves : charts ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 58-63.
dc.description.abstract The effects of bonus points as tokens was investigated in two high school social studies classes. The target activity was academic performance based on the results of daily test scores. A reversal design was employed. After establishing baselines of grades on the daily test, an experimental phase incorporating bonus points was systematically introduced, withdrawn and reintroduced in both classes. The awarding of bonus points was made contingent upon students’ test grades remaining above the 70 percent level for five consecutive days. Introduction of bonus points led to significant increases in test scores over the bonus points condition in both classes.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LB3025
dc.subject.lcsh Rewards and punishments in education
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation in education
dc.title Bonus points as tokens : their effect on academic performance
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Education Masters Faculty of Education Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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