Literature Circles Effect on Overall Achievement
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The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of participating in literature circles on overall achievement of 10th grade Honors English students at a high school in Maryland. The measurement tool that was used was student achievement on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) practice pre-and post-tests. The hypothesis of the study was that there would be no difference in the scores of the pre and posttests over a six week period. The data that was collected was significant and showed that there was a decrease in overall achievement after participating in the literature circles for both males and females. Therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected. Research on students participating in literature circles should continue to look at individual overall achievement before, during, and after participating in literature circles. This research should include a longer study with more students that is measured frequently.