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ERIC Number: ED549652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 71
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2672-8232-3
The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Achievement of High School Students Participating in a One-to-One Laptop Computer Program
Weers, Anthony J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of socioeconomic status on the achievement of high school students participating in a one-to-one laptop computer program. Students living in poverty struggle to achieve in schools across the country, educators must address this issue. The independent variable in this study is socioeconomic status. Students identified low socioeconomic status (n = 21) that received free or reduced priced lunch. Students identified non-low socioeconomic status (n = 21) did not receive free or reduced price lunch. The dependent variables were student achievement on pretest eighth grade EXPLORE and posttest tenth grade PLAN and eleventh grade ACT subtest, and composite scores. This study may provide insight into combatting the achievement gap of students struggling with poverty. Given the study outcomes, school districts may provide an increase in instructional technology as a way to improve achievement for all students. [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: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
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