The effects of low socioeconomic status on student achievement in year -round schools

Elizabeth Valerie Mahon Utter, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The study determined if there was a difference between the achievement of students who lived in a low SES and their counterparts and to determine if there was a relationship between low SES and student performance in year-round schools. TCAP and household membership data was collected for students who did and did not participate in the free lunch program in two year-round schools. The sample consisted of 243 students. Parametric and non-parametric tests were used. There were no statistically significant differences between the mean math, language, and reading scores for students who did and did not participate in the free lunch program in year-round schools. There were no statistically significant relationships found between the number of household members and math, language, reading, and total percentile scores of students receiving free lunch in year-round schools. Student achievement may be improving due to year-round schools. More research needs to be conducted. ^

Subject Area

Education, Sociology of|Education, Administration|Education, Elementary

Recommended Citation

Elizabeth Valerie Mahon Utter, "The effects of low socioeconomic status on student achievement in year -round schools" (2005). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3203172.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3203172

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