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ERIC Number: ED515890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-9477-5
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The Effect of a Stand-Alone Freshman Academy on First Time Ninth Graders
Sewell, Eugene J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Tennessee State University
The high school graduation rate in Tennessee has failed to meet the state required benchmark of 90%. The state graduation rate in 2003 was 76%, in 2004 it was 75.7%, 2005 it was 77.9%, and in 2006 it was 80.7%. The Tennessee State Department of Education is searching for effective methods to increase the graduation rate for Tennessee high schools. According to Pugh (2003), the decline in the nation's 4-year graduation rate is largely due to problems that start in the freshman year of high school. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a Stand-Alone Freshman Academy on the academic achievement of first time ninth graders in a Middle Tennessee high school. A comparison of one high school's data was scrutinized to determine if a difference existed between first time ninth graders' performance in a Stand-Alone Freshman Academy and that of those in a Traditional Freshman Academy in a 9th-12th grade setting. This study attempted to verify whether or not a relationship existed between the academic achievement of students who participated in a Stand-Alone Freshman and those who participated in a Traditional Freshman Academy. Both freshman classes were at the same high school located in the Middle Tennessee area. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee