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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1989

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A Longitudinal Study Of Metropolitan Achievement Test Scores, Eric W. Purdy Nov 1989

A Longitudinal Study Of Metropolitan Achievement Test Scores, Eric W. Purdy

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This longitudinal study compared how well students scored on the Metropolitan Achievement Test (sixth edition) (MAT6) in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. Thus, the study examined the scaled scores of 50 randomly selected students over a three year period. The comparison of performance means between grades, and between genders at each grade, were drawn by conducting statistical t-tests. The three subtests of the MAT6 that were used in this study were; total reading, total math, and social studies. Of the 50 students selected, 28 were boys and 22 were girls. It was found that there was a substantial ...


Influence Of Attitude Toward Science, Gender And Locus Of Control On Student Achievement In Science, Dawn Gater Aug 1989

Influence Of Attitude Toward Science, Gender And Locus Of Control On Student Achievement In Science, Dawn Gater

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

From elementary school to the college level, nationwide trends indicate that males are achieving higher in science than females. The aim of this study was to compare the achievement of boys and girls studying 10th grade biology in the public school system. To achieve this a composite survey of attitude toward science, locus of control and achievement in science was administered to 221 biology students in the 10th grade of a large school district situated in a suburb of Rochester, NY.

It was found that females were achieving equally as well as males in 10th grade and that females had ...