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ERIC Number: ED527455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 190
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0424-9
Student Achievement: Identification of Impact Variables
Chargois, Timothy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This quantitative study was designed to investigate if there was differences among the following groups: (1) school size, (2) class size, (3) ethnicity, (4) gender, and (5) a teacher's years of experience with respect to fifth grade TAKS math and reading scores when controlling for low socio-economic status for 1404 students at elementary campuses in district A. Fifth grade students participating in high stakes tests in Texas was not achieving at the same academic levels and risk failure of promotion to grade six, a prerequisite for future educational, social, and economic success. A review of the literature indicated that some variables impacted and contributed to the academic success or failure of students more than others. This study addressed these questions. Study findings suggested the following conclusions about student performance on TAKS in district A. African American achievement scores were lower than all other subgroups. Student achievement performances did vary by school and class size. Achievement differences between genders were not significant, with exception of the African American male and female scores. African American females outperformed African American males in both math and reading performances. Teacher years of experience impacted student performance but not as significantly as reading performance impacted math achievement. This study has implications for further research and educational practices. [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: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas