Date of Award
College of Education (COE)
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction
Committee Member 1
Delilah Gonzales, Viveca Grant, Ronnie Davis
Committee Member 2
Committee Member 3
Academic achievement, Ethnicity, Middle school
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship and predictability of selected demographic, academic and family related factors on the academic performance of middle school students. Specifically, this study will be concerned with the predictability of the variables gender, ethnicity, standardized mathematics scores, standardized reading scores, family income, type of household, socioeconomic status and primary language spoken in the home on the academic performance of middle school students as measured by their STAAR’s social studies scores. A quantitative correlational research design was employed in the current investigation. A linear relationship was not found between the demographic factors of gender and ethnicity and the academic performance of middle school students regarding their social studies scores. Middle School Students’ gender and ethnicity were not independent predictors of their social studies scores. A statistically significant relationship was found between the academic factors of STAAR’s mathematics scores, STAAR’s reading scores and social studies scores of middle school students. The variable STAAR’s mathematics scores did contribute significantly to the STAAR’s social studies scores of middle school students. The variable STAAR’s reading scores was not an independent predictor of middle school students’ STAAR’s social studies scores. A significant linear relationship was not found between family related factors (family income, type of household, SES and primary language spoken in home) and the STAAR’s social studies scores of middle schools’ students. The variables family income, type of household, SES and primary language spoken in home were not independent predictors of the STAAR’s social studies scores among middle school students.
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Westmoreland, Demetria, "The Predictability of Selected Academic Demographic and Family Related Factors on the Academic Achievement of Middle School Students." (2021). Dissertations (2016-Present). 20.