Examining Achievement Related Attributions

The children in middle school are evaluated using the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and lastly, senior year students are evaluated using the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). No school is complete without the incorporation of extracurricular activities that foster self growth as well as a social life. As such, the AIS school has a number of extracurricular activities such as: sports (swimming, tennis, basketball, netball etc). camping. technology classes and performing arts lessons.The Ewing public schools is umbrella to schools such as the Parkway Elementary school and the Ewing High school just to mention a few. The school’s curriculum is focussed on the New Jersey Content Standards. Therefore, the schooling grades included in the curriculum are: pre-schooling as well as K-12. Moreover, the extracurricular activities in the school are similar to those at AIS.As such, I am a physical education and swim teacher at AIS in middle to senior (high) school (grades 6 to 12). The concept being discussed is based on achievement related attributions for children in grades 6 up to 12. As such, two (2) students shall be interviewed and their attributions shall be recorded and evaluated with stated expectancies as well as existing theories in the subject of achievement attributions.The interview design that was used was in the form of a questionnaire that the students had to think about and respond to. The variable that was included in the interview was that of the student’s school grade.The procedure implemented was that of informing the students about what was being undertaken so that they would be more open to talking about their school grades – very few children like to talk about their school grades especially if they did not perform as expected. Moreover, this would enable the student to know that the information that they are