Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research


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What does student achievement measure?

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1. Bob and Tom are both 4th graders at Summerville Elementary. They are in different classes, but they are taught from the same books and curriculum. They follow the same schedule, do the same assignments, and have the same amount of homework. However, Bob and Tom achieve at different levels. What is the most important factor determining their achievement?

2. Jonathan is a first grader who is struggling in reading. His teacher, Mrs. Davidson, understands the research on student achievement. How will that impact Mrs. Davidson as she plans instruction for Jonathan?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Every teacher wants their students to achieve. Understanding the factors and research concerning student achievement can allow educators to improve their lessons and make certain that students get the most out of instruction. Use this quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge and solidify the information you gain from the lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Definition of student achievement
  • Critical factors that impact achievement
  • Research conclusions about student learning
  • Definition of learning disability
  • Role of instructional standards in lesson planning

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as student achievement and learning disability
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about student achievement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information from the related education lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research. The objectives addressed include:

  • Understand how instructional standards can be used to effectively organize lesson material and series of lessons
  • Know what impact instructional practices can have on achievement
  • Understand how learning disabilities can affect achievement and what teachers can do to address them
  • Recognize tools teachers can use to improve student engagement with material and support their achievement