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ERIC Number: ED550526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 101
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2678-8116-8
Exploring Selected Factors and Their Ability to Predict Success of Eighth Grade Students on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
Martinez, Eric Edward
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston, Clear Lake
The purpose of this study was to analyze which selected factors or sets of selected factors predict the success of students in the eighth grade by using their scores on the Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies sections of the TAKS exam. The factors that will be researched for eighth grade students are socioeconomic status, school attendance, and resiliency. The two guiding questions for this quantitative study are: 1) What relationships exist among socioeconomic status (SES), school attendance, resiliency and success? 2) Are socioeconomic status, school attendance, and resiliency significant predictors of eighth grade students' success, where success is determined by the students passing the eighth grade TAKS Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies sections on their first attempt? The results of the study indicated that the relationship among socioeconomic status (SES) at-risk youth and their success as defined by meeting or exceeding the passing standard on TAKS of eighth grade participants was significant. The other factors, school attendance, resiliency, were not statistically significant; however, they were strongly significant on the impact on success and how well they predicted the success of eighth grade students passing all four sections of the TAKS exam. [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; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas