A Study of Relationships Between Socio-Economic Status, Popularity, Achievement, and Personality in the Fifth Grade of the Sanger Public School, Sanger, Texas

A Study of Relationships Between Socio-Economic Status, Popularity, Achievement, and Personality in the Fifth Grade of the Sanger Public School, Sanger, Texas

Date: 1945
Creator: Gentle, Mary Cathlene
Description: The purpose which guided the writer in the conducting of this study was a desire to determine the existence of any relationships which might be perceptible among such traits and considerations as socio-economic status, popularity at school, general scholastic achievement, and traits of personality as they were found in a group of fifth-grade pupils enrolled in the public school of Sanger, Texas.
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A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Fifth Grade Pupils

A Comparative Study of Environmental Conditions and their Relations to Achievement, Personality, and Intelligence of Fifth Grade Pupils

Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, J. Frances
Description: This study has the purpose to compare the relationships between personality, environment, achievement, and intelligence and discover the effect, if any, of environment upon the personality, achievement, and intelligence of a group of fifth grade pupils.
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The Relation of Certain Factors to Success in College Mathematics

The Relation of Certain Factors to Success in College Mathematics

Date: August 1940
Creator: Hildebrand, Leslie
Description: This study is the result of an examination conducted to determine contributing factors to student success in college mathematics. Data gathered for this thesis came from a survey conducted on students at North Texas State Teachers College.
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A Study of the Effect of Teacher - Pupil Ratio upon the Child's Achievement

A Study of the Effect of Teacher - Pupil Ratio upon the Child's Achievement

Date: August 1938
Creator: Tate, Curtis Baxter
Description: This study examines the impact that classroom size makes on the development of secondary students. To gather data, the author focused on Leverett's Chapel School near Kilgore, Texas.
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Examining the effects of scheduled course time on mathematics achievement in high school students.

Examining the effects of scheduled course time on mathematics achievement in high school students.

Date: May 2007
Creator: Mallory, Kelli D.
Description: This study was designed to determine the effects of two different schedule types on mathematics achievement in public high school students. The instruments used included the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, given annually to all students in grades 3 through 11, the Texas Algebra I end-of-course examination, given as a district option to Algebra I students, and student final course grades as determined by classroom teachers. The study compared students' performance in these three areas during the 2004-2005 academic year in one suburban school district in North Texas. The study considers the type of schedule, either traditional or 8-block, between students in teachers' classes who teach the same course on both schedules concurrently. This study also investigates a qualitative aspect by including a short opinion survey of teachers' perceptions regarding student academic performance, teacher satisfaction and retention, and the ability to accomplish curricular goals. Findings from this research suggest course schedule does not have significant effects on student academic performance as measured using analyses of covariance comparisons with a 0.05 alpha-level, leading to the conclusion that a particular course schedule does not adversely impact student performance on academic measures. However, in some comparisons conducted within the course of the ...
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The effects of socioeconomic status on growth rates in academic achievement.

The effects of socioeconomic status on growth rates in academic achievement.

Date: December 2007
Creator: Chow, Priscilla En-Yi
Description: The purpose of the study was to examine the differences in academic growth rates as demonstrated on the TAKS test among students based on those who received free lunches, those who received reduced-price lunches, and those not economically disadvantaged. Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for reading and mathematics scale scores were obtained from five Texas public school districts for students who were in 3rd grade in 2003, 4th grade in 2004, 5th grade in 2005, and 6th grade in 2006. The sample included almost 10,000 students. The data were analyzed using SPSS and HLM. SPSS was used to identify descriptive statistics. Due to the nested nature of the data, HLM was used to compare data on three levels- the test level, student level, and district level. Not economically disadvantaged students scored the highest on both TAKS reading and mathematics exams with a mean scale score of 2357 and 2316 respectively in 2003. Compared to the not economically disadvantaged students, students receiving reduce-priced lunches scored approximately 100 points lower, and lowest were the students receiving free lunches, scoring another 50 points below students receiving reduced-price lunches. The results revealed that while gaps in achievement exist between SES levels, little ...
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Early Literacy: An Examination of the Principal Behaviors That Impact Reading Achievement

Early Literacy: An Examination of the Principal Behaviors That Impact Reading Achievement

Date: December 2003
Creator: Baker, Brenda
Description: Literacy is fundamental to formal education, learning, and training for future career related skills. It provides not only the means of acquisition of information and skills during schooling, but it is a vital predictor of a person's general level of education in school as well as successful completion of schooling. Literacy skills serve as the major foundational skill for all school-based learning and without it, chances for academic and occupational success are limited. Despite the efforts of teachers, a significant portion of students continue to fail to achieve success in early literacy in school, with severe consequences for their subsequent educational progress, career opportunities and life chances. The extent of this problem varies throughout school systems. All of our children are affected by their reading ability, and as educators it is critical to provide for all students the most effective literacy programs and strategies which are research based, data-driven and successfully replicated. Because of the psychological, social and economic consequences of reading failure, it is critical to review the research to determine the risk factors that may predispose youngsters to reading failure, and the instructional practices that can be applied to ameliorate reading deficits at the earliest possible time. The ...
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Social, Demographic, and Institutional Effects on African American Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities.

Social, Demographic, and Institutional Effects on African American Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities.

Date: May 2010
Creator: Wright, LaQueta L.
Description: Improving the retention and graduation of African Americans and other minority groups in higher education is an important but highly politicized issue on college and university campuses. Prior studies emphasize the relationship between minority retention and achievement, cultural diversity, and racial policies and climates at predominantly White colleges and universities in the United States. In response to the need for further research, the effects of institutional actions related to diversity, minority group and African American retention, and social integration initiatives on African American graduation rates were examined for a national sample of United States (U.S.) colleges and universities. From a potential list of 7,018 colleges and universities, 2,233 met the inclusion criteria for the study. But necessary and complete information from national directories and the census could only be found for the final sample of 1,105. After dropping 30 outliers, several multiple regression analyses identified the institutional actions, social, and demographic factors that best predicted graduation rates. Public U.S. colleges and universities located in the Midwest region had lower African American graduation rates than private colleges and universities located in the South. Higher African American graduation rates occurred in colleges and universities with Black cultural centers, higher first-year retention rates, ...
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The Effect of Certain Materials on Intelligence and Achievement

The Effect of Certain Materials on Intelligence and Achievement

Date: 1950
Creator: Simons, Berta Stephens
Description: The problem in this experiment is to try to determine if the use of certain materials during the first semester of the first school year of a group of children will cause the intelligence quotients and achievements of these children to improve.
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Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program

Comparison in Achievement of Pupils Participating and Not-Participating in a School Lunch Program

Date: 1951
Creator: Robinson, Ollie Scott
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the achievement records and personality status of a matched group of pupils in the Lake Dallas elementary school to determine what effect, if any, participation or non-participation in the school's hot lunch program has on grade progress and disposition of the pupils. Attention is given to individual studies of pupils and to outcomes of instruction.
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