The Effect of School Starting Age, Parent Education, and Gender on High School Academic Achievement and Extracurricular Participation

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dc.contributor.author Petty, Mary Diane
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T14:02:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T14:02:42Z
dc.date.issued 1989-08
dc.identifier.other 1989 .P477
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1541
dc.description 49 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem. Is there a long-term effect of starting age on academic achievement, participation in athletics, student government and organizations, and fine arts, and the continuation of post-secondary education? Procedure. The graduates of a small rural high school over a five-year period made up the study sample. The students were first divided by the age at which they entered kindergarten into an older and younger group. The older group turned six before March of their kindergarten year. Records were examined and assistance was received through survey information concerning the number of activities each student participated in, standardized test scores, grade point average, and parental education levels. Findings. No significant effect was found in student participation, academic achievement, or post-secondary education, due to school starting age. Conclusion. The age at which a student begins school is not, in itself, a significant factor at the high school level on any aspect of the student's success or participation. Recommendations. There was a slight indication that age, gender, and parent education, when considered together, may have an effect on ACT performance. This could be interesting to investigate further with a larger sample group. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, The Graduate School of Education;1989
dc.subject Student activities--Education (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject Academic achievement--Education (Secondary) en_US
dc.title The Effect of School Starting Age, Parent Education, and Gender on High School Academic Achievement and Extracurricular Participation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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