Fall 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Julianne Scullen, Ed.S.

Content Expert

Dr. Girum Lemma


This project addresses the question: What are the parental beliefs on the relationship between poverty and low-grade achievement? It documented a well-written essay of the correlation between poverty and low-grade achievement. For my Literature Review chapter, I used sources that researchers conducted on studies related to my research question and I talked about how to understand low-grade achievement with the following lens: socioeconomics status of children and their families, socio-cultural status, family background and how these concepts are connected to low-grade achievement and what schools and teachers can do to best help students who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to succeed in school. My findings were that there is indeed a relationship between poverty and low-grade achievement and the causes were malnourishment, lack of school supplies, mental and physical health problems

Project Type

Professional Development


Achievement, Parent Involvement

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