The purpose of this study is to show a correlation between student learning communities and success on academic standards. When students understand the process of learning, identify their goal and work to achieve this goal, they are more likely to succeed. Collaboration allows all members to be active participants for their learning and solve problems together. This skill is critical in school as well as in all aspects of life. In this study, students were placed into student learning communities based on their multiplication fact fluency. Students in each group determined their intervention, learned how to interpret data, participated in student led collaboration meetings, and analyzed academic growth individually and as a group. Students showed an increase in 21% proficiency on their five minute, timed multiplication tests from quarter 2 to quarter 3. Based on these results, it is evident that student learning communities assisted in student achievement.
Nelson, S.B. (2017). Impact of student learning communities on student achievement in the classroom (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/education_masters/35/