Academic Self-Regulation and the Power of Peers: Developing Academic Self-Regulation and Interest in an Algebra II Honors Class

  • Boy Voice and Choice (2019-20)

Preparing boys for positive post-secondary outcomes, such as college attainment, has been of increasing importance over the past two decades since a gender gap in college enrollment and completion, with female students outperforming male students, has grown exponentially. Both academic self-regulation and motivation are strongly correlated to academic performance, which may also moderate student college attainment. The purpose of this action research project was to foster academic self-regulation and interest in boys who were enrolled in a 9th grade Algebra II honors course.