The Effects of a Kindergarten-First Grade Looping Program on Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem

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The purpose of this study was to determine if academic achievement and academic self-esteem can be linked to the non-traditional organizational pattern of looping in kindergarten and first grade classes. Looping is defined as one teacher remaining with the same students for two or more years. Using a control group-experimental group design where the experimental group participated in the looping program and the control group did not, and applying the statistical procedure of multivariate analysis of variance (MANAVO), it was found that there was no significant difference between the subjects in the two groups on the criterion variable of academic ... continued below

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Murphy, Doris Jo December 2002.

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The purpose of this study was to determine if academic achievement and academic self-esteem can be linked to the non-traditional organizational pattern of looping in kindergarten and first grade classes. Looping is defined as one teacher remaining with the same students for two or more years. Using a control group-experimental group design where the experimental group participated in the looping program and the control group did not, and applying the statistical procedure of multivariate analysis of variance (MANAVO), it was found that there was no significant difference between the subjects in the two groups on the criterion variable of academic achievement as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, and the criterion variable of academic self-esteem as measured by the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory, Second Edition. It was concluded that further study would need to be done to determine if there are advantages to an organizational pattern of looping for students in public elementary schools.

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Murphy, Doris Jo. The Effects of a Kindergarten-First Grade Looping Program on Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem, dissertation, December 2002; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3327/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .