Sorensen, Christine Knupp
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Teaching and Learning
Middle school students; Study skills; Academic achievement
Many research studies indicate that neither social promotion nor retention is an effective strategy to help at-risk students. Homework support is one method some schools have taken to help at-risk students. The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching students study skills impacted their ability to maintain adequate academic progress to a greater extent then simply providing homework support. One hundred and ninety-seven students participated in the study. These students had failed at least one academic subject and were considered at risk. Participants were assigned to either an after-school program that focused on homework completion only or an after-school program that focused on homework completion with the teaching of study skills. Data were collected using student report card grades over three quarters of the school year. No statistical difference was found between students receiving homework completion support only and those receiving additional study skills instruction.
Reyna, Rachael Marie, "Investigating an intervention study skills program for at-risk middle school students" (2006). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3637.
vii, 222 pages
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -111).