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Is there a relationship between academic achievement and school climate at the elementary, middle, or high school grade level?

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Date Issued:
2009
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Researchers have determined that many factors, including school climate, may be contributing to the lack of academic achievement of many of our students. In an effort to better understand this issue, this study tested for possible relationships between the school climate of multiple schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, and their students' academic achievement. Separate analyses were done at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. For the purpose of this study, academic achievement (criterion variable) was measure by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, Math and Reading sections. School climate (predictor variable) was measured by the school district's yearly climate survey. In order to test the study's hypotheses, a linear multiple regression model using SPSS software was run to measure for any relationship between the criterion and predictor variables at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The relationships of individual predictors with the criterion were tested with correlations and the model including all seven predictors was tested with multiple regressions.
Title: Is there a relationship between academic achievement and school climate at the elementary, middle, or high school grade level?.
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Name(s): Doyal, Thomas Stacy.
College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xiii, 132 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: Researchers have determined that many factors, including school climate, may be contributing to the lack of academic achievement of many of our students. In an effort to better understand this issue, this study tested for possible relationships between the school climate of multiple schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, and their students' academic achievement. Separate analyses were done at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. For the purpose of this study, academic achievement (criterion variable) was measure by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, Math and Reading sections. School climate (predictor variable) was measured by the school district's yearly climate survey. In order to test the study's hypotheses, a linear multiple regression model using SPSS software was run to measure for any relationship between the criterion and predictor variables at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The relationships of individual predictors with the criterion were tested with correlations and the model including all seven predictors was tested with multiple regressions.
Identifier: 430497043 (oclc), 221943 (digitool), FADT221943 (IID), fau:3448 (fedora)
Note(s): by Thomas Stacy Doyal.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): School improvement programs -- United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Academic achievement -- United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Educational equalization -- United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
Educational tests and measurements -- United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
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Owner Institution: FAU