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ERIC Number: EJ975683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Goal Setting and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study
Moeller, Aleidine J.; Theiler, Janine M.; Wu, Chaorong
Modern Language Journal, v96 n2 p153-169 Sum 2012
The connection between goals and student motivation has been widely investigated in the research literature, but the relationship of goal setting and student achievement at the classroom level has remained largely unexplored. This article reports the findings of a 5-year quasi-experimental study examining goal setting and student achievement in the high school Spanish language classroom. The implementation of LinguaFolio, a portfolio that focuses on student self-assessment, goal setting, and collection of evidence of language achievement, was introduced into 23 high schools with a total of 1,273 students. By using a hierarchical linear model, researchers were able to analyze the relationship between goal setting and student achievement across time at both the individual student and teacher levels. A correlational analysis of the goal-setting process and language proficiency scores reveals a statistically significant relationship between the goal-setting process and language achievement (p less than 0.01). (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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