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ERIC Number: EJ856673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Exploring Academic Achievement in Males Trained in Self-Assessment Skills
McDonald, Betty
Education 3-13, v37 n2 p145-157 May 2009
This paper examines academic achievement of males following formal training in self-assessment. It adds to current literature by proposing a tried-and-tested method of improving academic achievement in males at a time when they appear to be marginalised. The sample comprised 515 participants (233 males), representing 25.2% of that high school leaving cohort in a small Caribbean country. Academic achievement was examined in all subjects taken by participants at a regional examination. Examination results indicate that males who were formally trained in self-assessment skills outperformed their untrained male counterparts. Implications for teaching and learning are explored and several practical suggestions are offered. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A