Title

Extracurricular Activities and the Effect on Student Achievement

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Summer 2016

Abstract

Although adolescents often participate in extracurricular activities, little research has demonstrated how school-related extracurricular activities affect student academic performance (Brown, 2007). The purpose of the study was to examine differences in attendance and academic achievement between middle school students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (i.e., athletics and band) and those who do not participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities. The following research questions guided this study: Do students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (band or athletics) have better school attendance compared to students who do not participate in any school-sponsored extracurricular activity? Do students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (band or athletics) have better STAAR math scores compared to students who do not participate in any school-sponsored extracurricular activity? Do students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (band or athletics) have better STAAR reading scores compared to students who do not participate in any school-sponsored extracurricular activity?

Advisor

Arthur J Borgemenke

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision

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