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Findings In the article: Academic performance, course completion rates, and student perception of the quality and frequency of interaction in a virtual high school, researchers took 2269 virtual high school students and their teachers, and examined the relationship between the student and teacher. It also looked into if interaction and academic achievement were connected. The program is set up so the student works at his/her own pace. The quality and frequency of interaction had a profound impact on student completion of the course. A huge limitation, to this study, was that the survey was given at the completion of the course for students who e enrolled from February 1, 2008-January 31, 2009.
Three studies provide professional school counselors with a wealth of strategies. Rowell and Hong (2013) underscore the academic struggles of students who have poor motivation. Schulz and Rubel (2011) revisit the disparity in male versus female completion of high school. Krell and Perusse (2012) utilized the Delphi method to explore effective college readiness counseling for students with autism spectrum disorders. Rowell and Hong address motivation as a factor that underlies academic success, exploring constructs.
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Tangential assumptions are that parents with a higher educational status will be more involved in their children’s education and will be of a higher socioeconomic status. The study will consist of a survey which will be administered to current English IV students at a local high school. The survey will consist of questions asking about the educational levels of both parents, the marital status of the parents, the aspirations the parents have for their children, and the students’ own plans and aspirations in their education and future work goals. It has been a long standing question as to whether a parent’s educational status can influence their children’s future educational or work aspirations. In this research study, the terms "educational level/status" will mean the highest educational level or degree achieved by either parent, and the term "post-high school aspirations" will mean the plans students have for after their high school graduation.
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