Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


How Does Television Affect Student Achievement?

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Jennifer Snow


The purpose of this research project is to find how television influences student achievement, specifically overall grades. I will be notating how long students watch television and the types of shows they prefer to watch. This study will include a television log and an interview of a child. The television log will be done at home. Each day, the students will be expected to record what television shows they watch and for how long. This log will take one week to complete. After logs have been turned in, I will be interviewing students about their television rules and habits. I will then analyze the data collected and compare it to each child’s overall grade in the classroom. This will allow me to see if there is a correlation between television (how much and the types of shows being watched) and achievement.