Academic Subscale Of The Social Skills Rating System

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using the Academic Subscale of the Social Skills Rating System and rated students on a 5-point scale against the other students in the classroom (Mistry, 2008). Students completed Letter-Word Identification, passage comprehension, and applied problems on the Woodcock-Johnson achievement test and used the student's GPA based on school records (Mistry, 2008). Researchers used cross-lagged and autoregressive techniques within a structural equation modeling to analyze the data. Path analysis and full-information maximum likelihood estimation procedures were also used (Mistry, 2008). Mistry, White, Benner, and Huynh (2008) study revealed teachers and mothers’ expectations against youths standardized test scores had stability in teachers’ and…show more content…
A similar study Eamon (2008) analyzed the effect of socio-demographic variables inside and outside the home on academic achievement in Latino youth. This study also revealed the same findings as the others. Parent and family characteristics significantly increased achievement in both reading and math. Overall, the mother’s intellectual abilities significantly impacted both reading and math achievement and school environment was revealed to have a significant impact on both reading and math achievement but neighborhood environment only made an impact on reading score (Eamon, 2008). Another study recently done by Ballibas (2016) also found that other factors including, mother’s education, perseverance, resources, quality of school resources, class size and student enrollment also appear to have an impact on student achievement. Resources Students living in poverty face undesirable living conditions and chaos outside of the classroom that affects their performance in the classroom. Children living in poverty often live in unsafe neighborhoods, overcrowded homes, or substandard homes that could be detrimental to their overall health. Students need the security of safe and secure living conditions so that they can succeed in other areas of their life. The study mentioned earlier done by Eamon (2008) also reveals that the impact of poverty on Latino Youth has direct correlation with neighborhood quality. Once the
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