Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


Student achievement has become a hot topic in education today, especially for classroom teachers whose responsibility is to employ effective teaching and learning strategies. This application thesis examines how crucial instructional strategies are related to cognitive student outcomes and higher order thinking, that in turn are necessary to increase students chances of academic success. It was hypothesized that effective teaching and learning strategies predicts student achievement. In this review we will discuss school accountability measured as compared to students achievement that are based on the Measures of Academic Performance MAP at Collegiate American School CAS, Dubai. This application thesis summarizes research findings on effective strategies in relation to how each impacts student achievement. We will mainly use Hattie’s list of influences and the Cohen d to measure their effect size. Results of this review reveal a direct connection between applying effective teaching strategies that no matter how high is their effect size, they need to respond to students’ needs. Also results revealed that there is a direct connection between a holistic approach of interrelated factors related to teaching and learning and their impact on students’ achievement.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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