ERIC Number: ED475933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
The Impact on Student Academic Achievement Using an Online Process Provided to Students and Parents.
Hampton, Linda F.; Anderson, Cathie; Sigman, Donna
This action research project investigated the effectiveness of having immediate access to grades, attendance, homework, and teachers' comments for parents and students alike. There are many involved in the success of children including the administration, teachers, parents and the students themselves. Advancing technology helps students become more accountable and parents more involved in their children's education. Seventy-seven of the 137 sixth grade students were used in the study. Utilizing PowerSchool, a Web-based student management program, the teachers organized and mandated weekly computer access to students' grades during the first and third quarters of the school year. During the second quarter, access by the students was optional. GPAs (Grade Point Averages) were compared at the end of each quarter of the school year to determine the impact of easy access to grades on student academic progress. The parent survey and the initial and end of second quarter student surveys are appended. (Contains 12 references, 4 figures, and 3 tables.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Grades (Scholastic), Instructional Effectiveness, Parent Participation, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Student Surveys
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Note: Written under the direction of Dorothy P. Fuller. In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.