Date Approved

12-31-2001

Embargo Period

6-2-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Secondary Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sernak, Kathleen S.

Subject(s)

Educational technology; Grading and marking (Students); Internet in education

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of implementing a software program that would allow classroom teachers to post student grades and assignments on the Internet. This study measured the improvement in the grades of the students who used this Internet program. The research was limited to four physical science classes at Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS). Ninety-four students participated in this study. Fifty students were given access to their grades and assignments on the Internet and forty-four students were not given access to their grades and assignments on the Internet. The research data was generated by using two tools: student and teacher surveys; and student pre-tests and post-tests. The surveys provided the necessary background information needed to implement this type of program. The percentage of students and teachers having access to the Internet, and the support levels this program would have from students and staff was obtained by analyzing the surveys. The results from pre-test and post-test were used to measure student academic achievement. The results of the surveys indicated that the majority of students and staff would use and support the implementation of this type of program because both groups believed that it would improve student grades. The post-test scores indicated that using this type of program improved student academic performance.

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