Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Larry Janes


The purpose of this field experience project was to develop a junior high school study skills program for a small rural school. Upon completion of its development, the study skills program was pilot-tested in the Tower Hill Junior High School in Tower Hill, Illinois. After the background and possible significance of this field study is discussed, specific project objectives and research hypotheses are listed along with the appropriate operational definitions, assumptions and delimitations for this field experience. A representative review of the literature and research is given on the subject of study skills and study skills programs. Field experience activities are explained in detail. Included for each of these activities is a description of the types of data that were collected. Measuring instruments and/or data collection techniques that were used, and how the data was analyzed. The evaluation procedures which were developed and used in this field experience project determined that students did improve their study habits, did improve their knowledge of study skills, and, to a certain extent, did improve their academic achievement as a result of the new study skills program.