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ERIC Number: ED445780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 53
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Lack of Organizational Skills Interfere with Academic Success.
Molenhouse, Chris; Petsas, Athena; Somers, Doug; Spiller, Jeanne; Thomas, Gayle
This action research project evaluated an intervention to improve the organizational skills of middle school students with grade point averages below 2.0. Students' lack of organizational skills was documented by means of parent and student surveys, grade point averages, and progress and deficiency reports exhibiting frequently missing homework assignments. The intervention included daily teacher checklists that were reviewed and monitored by the student's advisor, weekly conferences with parents to increase parent involvement, and instruction in organizational skills and strategies as part of the weekly advisory curriculum. Post-intervention data indicated the action plan was not as successful as anticipated. It was concluded that students' backgrounds and emotional and medical needs were major factors affecting their organizational skills. (Six appendices include surveys, record sheets, and parent materials. (Contains 29 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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