ERIC Number: ED381753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Academic Achievement of High School Students through the Implementation of a Study Skills Program.
This practicum was designed to enhance the academic achievement of high school students in English in a suburban community in southeastern New England. Through a 12-week program of study skills introduced in the English 9 collaborative classroom, the practicum aimed to enable students to recognize their best learning strategies. A pre- and post-survey were developed and administered, a teacher interview was conducted, report cards of participants were reviewed, assignment calendars were developed and distributed, curriculum in computer interventions were selected and presented, and study skills were presented. Analysis of the data revealed that: (1) five out of seven English Collaborative students earned a grade of C- or better; (2) six out of seven students passed in homework assignments on time; and (3) five students' report cards reflected two positive comments and zero negative comments. Data also revealed that high school students need more than a 12-week study skills program to increase their academic achievement. (Contains 19 references. Appendixes present a teacher interview form and a study skills survey instrument.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New England
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.