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ERIC Number: EJ698662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Effects of Academic Coaching on Elementary and Secondary School Students.
Kenny, Dianna T.; Faunce, Gavin
Journal of Educational Research, v98 n2 p115 Nov 2004
The authors assessed the effects of out-of-school hours academic coaching on students' (at academic performance on end-of-year examinations in English, mathematics, and science; (b) attainment of academic scholarships; and (c) acceptance to Gifted and Talented (GT) classes and selective high schools. Participants were 1,724 elementary and secondary school (Years 4 to 12) students. Results of analysis of covariance, with IQ as the covariate, indicated that coached and uncoached students performed equally in most subjects across most of the academic school years from Year 7 to Year 12. Logistic regression indicated that IQ was the best predictor of outcome for all aptitude tests. However, coaching had a significant effect on success on the GT entrance examination, a lesser impact on entrance to selective high schools, and no impact on the scholarship examination. Intensive test-wiseness and test-taking skills training appears to have compromised the integrity of some selective entrance examinations, particularly for younger students.Key words: commercial academic coaching, effects on performance and aptitude tests, elementary and secondary students in Australia
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Identifiers - Location: Australia