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ERIC Number: ED514398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-7728-7
Examining the Impact of Complementary Assistance Learning on Student CRCT Scores
Sanford, Eldis E.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on accountability for student achievement by mandating higher educational standards that are monitored through required annual student testing. The Complementary Assistance Learning Program (CALP), a before and after school tutoring and mentoring service, offers a potential means of accelerating the achievement of students deemed to be at risk of failing the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), a standardized curriculum test administered annually by the Georgia Department of Education. This quantitative study examined the implementation of CALP in a suburban southeastern Georgia middle school and answers the research question herein. Were at-risk middle school students who participated in Complementary Assistance Learning programs able to improve their standardized reading scores (CRCT) to achieve a score above the failing range more often than at-risk middle school students who did not participate in the program? The CRCT reading test results for the group of students who elected to participate in the program were compared to those generated by a group of similar at-risk students who declined program participation. After completion of the program, the data contained in this study clearly shows that the students who participated in the Complementary Assistance Learning Program achieved significant score improvements and passed the CRCT reading test far more often than their non-participating peers did. The results of this program have potential implications for positive changes in elevating the levels of student academic success, as well as providing a positive contribution to the efforts of a school district to achieve annual yearly progress (AYP) as defined by the mandates of NCLB. [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
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001