By Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Few would argue that advanced teacher training does not make a difference in student achievement. In fact, Professor William Sanders of the University of Tennessee argues persuasively that "the single most dominant factor affecting student academic gain is teacher effect."1 However, little statistical research is available for evaluating which type of training and teaching degree has the best effect on student achievement. As the demand for higher academic achievement and accountability in public education grows, it is important to determine whether teachers who hold advanced degrees in education as a general field are more effective than those who have degrees in specific subjects like English or math. http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2000/09/cda00-09-effects-of-advanced-teacher-training-on-student-achievement By jasminkatevallez, Dec 2011
Determining the factors that influence the class performance of a student is challenging since the subject involves in environmental factors and socio-economic that affects society in different generation. Class performance is a term used to define how students deal effectively with something difficult to accomplish different tasks given to them.
Freshmen college students experienced many challenges to overcome their weakness and achieve their goals. It takes more than just studying. Going into college for the first time can be a challenging and scary experience for incoming freshmen. When a freshmen student enters the classroom they observe their surroundings and wish to be active in class. There are some students who are afraid of saying the wrong answer and worry about how other students will view about them. The first year of college is an emotional and transitional period for young people. Students must adopt the changes that happened in their environment, continue working with others and maintain a good relationship with them.
In this research, we would like to show if having a poor or average performance in class of a first year college student does last for a long time or its jus temporary. When does class performance of a student changes and the factors that contribute to this matter and how it affects society as a whole.
Factors Affecting Academic Performance
Abstract The study intends to assess difference in the performance of students at school and university levels and estimates the change in perception of students about contribution of family, teachers, and self- efforts in academic achievements. Primary data was collected through a structured questionnaire from final year students of engineering departments of universities of Lahore. The statistics are computed by comparing grades and perceptions of contributing factors of sampled students. The study finds significant difference between university and school levels regarding performance of students. Drastic change in the perception of students about the share of family, teachers, and self- efforts in performance is also observed. Introduction There are two main objectives of this report; first, to estimate the change in the performance of students at two distinct levels; school and university, second, to assess the change in the perception of students about role of contributing factors in their academic achievements. Before the initiation of the survey, a focus group of students of engineering departments of different universities was conducted to assess the most significant factors. In focus group, students identified following factors, which had a significant effect on their academic achievements: 1-Family support (moral and economic)
2-Teachers (teacher’s skill, qualification, guidance etc.) 3-Students’ self profile (self-efficacy, commitment level, self-discipline, life objectives etc Literature provides a number of reports, which have successfully developed an association between performance of students and role of different factors. The most common factors are family,...
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