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ERIC Number: ED513360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 125
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-5600-0
Motherboards Cutting Razor Wire: Assessment and Incarcerated Youth
Minnick, James R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Among those incarcerated are juveniles. However, the higher the education obtained, the less likely it is that those previously incarcerated will reoffend. Legislation such as No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act set the structure and expectations for the education of incarcerated youth. These expectations include the assessment of these youth. This research was conducted at a high security facility in Georgia that houses 150 incarcerated males aged 14 to 18. This study incorporated a quantitative, single subject design methodology to compare Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores of students who had taken the TABE on both computer and paper-based mediums. Even though the computer scores were slightly higher than the paper scores, "t" tests revealed no significant difference in paper-based and computer-based assessment of incarcerated youth. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education