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ERIC Number: ED546426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 178
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-5472-4
Multiple Regression Analysis of Factors that May Influence Middle School Science Scores
Glover, Judith
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative multiple regression study was to determine whether a relationship existed between Maryland State Assessment (MSA) reading scores, MSA math scores, gender, ethnicity, age, and MSA science scores. Also examined was if MSA reading scores, MSA math scores, gender, ethnicity, and age can be used in combination or alone to predict a passing score on the MSA science test and which variable, if any, had the most influence on science MSA scores. Both math and reading MSA scores were positively correlated with science MSA scores. Ethnicity was correlated with science MSA scores, but may have been confounded by socio-economic status. Age and gender were not correlated with science MSA scores. When the variables were combined, results showed that math MSA scores followed by reading MSA scores had the most predictive influence upon science MSA scores. Ethnicity, gender, and age had the least predictive influence. The findings of this study may serve as a catalyst for improving student achievement in science through changes in instructional methodology and curriculum design thereby increasing the number of students pursuing science careers. [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: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland