Date Approved

5-10-2016

Embargo Period

5-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Second Advisor

Allen, Terri

Subject(s)

Homework; Peer teaching

Disciplines

Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

It is has been found that students of the elementary level can benefit from peer support in academics. The purpose of this case study was to further explore the effects that peers teaching peers may have on the quality of homework. The participant was at the 3rd grade level of education in a public elementary school. Using a goal setting tool, the participant and investigator were able to benchmark the correctness of work completed by the participant in relation to how many items the participant could have gotten correct. The quality of completed homework during the intervention was compared to the quality of homework completed before the intervention. In this case study, the participant showed a growth in the quality of homework. Implications for success in future studies are discussed.

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