ERIC Number: ED335148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Program To Improve Study Skills and Academic Performance of Low Achieving Third Grade Students.
Ford, Mary L.
This report describes a model academic improvement program for 18 third graders with low achievement. Data from a questionnaire filled out by four teachers and from observations by the teachers revealed that students targeted for the program demonstrated low learning readiness skills, which resulted in less than desirable behavior, study skills, and academic performance. In order to enhance performance in these areas, a 10-week program was implemented. The program included the: (1) Assertive Discipline Program, in which teachers received training concerning discipline competencies; (2) Study Skills Enhancement Plan; and (3) Academic Excellence Growth Plan, which included the Bring Up Grades Honor Roll Program. Students' progress after 10 weeks was assessed by questionnaires filled out by teachers. Results indicated a decreased number of behavior problems, increased learning readiness skills, and improved academic performance. A list of 28 references is provided. Appendixes include copies of the teacher questionnaires; descriptions of the Assertive Discipline Plan, student reward system, and Bringing Up Grades Program; and samples of forms used in the program. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Assertive Discipline; Self Monitoring
Note: Educational Leadership Practicum Report, Nova University.