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ERIC Number: ED471988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 33
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An Examination of the Relationship between Learning Variables and Academic Achievement Outcomes.
Thomas, John P.
Using eighth-grade transcript and questionnaire data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, the current study used multivariate procedures to examine the nature of the relationship between educational productivity factors and academic achievement outcomes in reading, mathematics, and science in a sample of approximately 450 eighth graders. Using canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance procedures, the results of the current study showed that approximately 40% of the variance in achievement outcomes is attributable to productivity factors. Mathematics achievement was influenced most by advanced course work in mathematics, reading was most influenced by grades in English courses, and both reading and science are strongly affected by parents education level. In addition, grades, family background, and time spent on homework had an impact on achievement outcomes in all three areas. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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