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ERIC Number: ED517439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 147
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-6482-6
The Relationship of Classroom Quality to Kindergarten Achievement
Burson, Susan J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University
This quantitative study focuses on the relationship between classroom quality and children's academic achievement. Specifically, it examines how classroom quality in three broad domains-- emotional climate, classroom management and instructional support--impact kindergarten achievement growth in mathematics and reading. The researcher collected data from 28 kindergarten classes in a small mid-western school district. These data include measures of classroom quality using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and measures of student achievement using the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP). Analysis of the relationship between classroom quality and student achievement is mixed, providing inconclusive results. While mathematics growth scores during the first growth period show a significant positive relationship to classroom quality, reading growth scores are not significantly related during this growth period. Neither winter to spring growth scores nor overall growth scores show a significant relationship to classroom quality in this study. The researcher recommends further research to determine why outcomes in this study did not support findings by other researchers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States