Date Approved

5-12-2004

Embargo Period

4-27-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Crites, Steven A.

Subject(s)

Homework--New Jersey; Learning disabled children--New Jersey

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this experimental multiple baseline study across subjects was to ascertain if a homework club with study skills training would enable students to improve their percentage of homework completion.

The subjects of this study included 16 elementary school students in a suburban, southern New Jersey school district. Twelve third grade and four fourth grade students with and without learning disabilities were included.

All students completed 20 days of intervention by attending a homework club with study skills training. Students self-monitored their percent of homework completed by keeping a weekly graph. These results were checked for accuracy by teachers. Follow up data were collected for eight days after intervention.

Results showed that 13 students increased their homework completion rates, 2 students stayed the same, and only 1 subject had a slight decrease in homework completion. When intervention was completed, follow up data indicated that 9 of 16 students decreased their homework completion rates, 4 students improved their homework completion rates, and 3 stayed the same as intervention.

The majority of parents and students in this study indicated that they would like to see The Homework Club continue in this district in the future.

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