Graduate Project Title
Factors of a Low-SES Household: What Aids Academic Achievement
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Lee A. Plourde
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The home factors oflow-SES primary students, having high academic achievement were investigated. Six second grade students were identified as qualifying for free and reduced lunch, while also having high academic achievement. Their primary caretakers were interviewed in order to investigate the factors within their homes that aid academic achievement. The results of this study showed that none of these high achieving second grade students had home factors that were typical for low-SES home environments. Four common themes were identified within the homes and attitudes of the participants' caretakers; (a) educational resources/influences, (b) the mother's education, ( c) relationships, and ( d) causes of child's success. The implications of this study were discussed.
Milne, Allison Ann, "Factors of a Low-SES Household: What Aids Academic Achievement" (2005). All Graduate Projects. 878.