Journal article

Self-regulated learning as a predictor of mathematics and reading performance: A picture of students in Grades 5 to 8

Susan-Marie Harding, Narelle English, Nives Nibali, Patrick Griffin, Lorraine Graham, Bm Alom, Zhonghua Zhang

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Students who can regulate their own learning are proposed to gain the most out of education, yet research into the impact of self-regulated learning skills on performance shows mixed results. This study supports the link between self-regulated learning and performance, while providing evidence of grade- or age-related differences. Australian students from Grades 5 to 8 completed mathematics or reading comprehension assessments and self-regulated learning questionnaires, with each response ranked on a hierarchy of quality. All assessments were psychometrically analysed and validated. In each cohort and overall, higher performing students reported higher levels of self-regulated learning. Stil..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage project "Realising the Potential of Australia's High Capacity Students"


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage project "Realising the Potential of Australia's High Capacity Students" (LP140100236).