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ERIC Number: ED516366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-7487-0
CAHSEE Intervention Strategies Implemented by Successful Urban California Superintendents
Sweeney, Caroline Frances
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
This study analyzed California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) intervention strategies that were implemented by successful urban superintendents in order to determine best practices that were being used across the state of California to increase the passing rate on that exam. Four research questions were analyzed: (1) what types of intervention programs do successful California urban superintendents use to decrease the amount of students that do not pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), (2) how are the students in those districts identified as in need of interventions, (3) what personnel are involved in determining the need for intervention strategies within the school district, (4) are the interventions in those districts guided by the sites or handed top-down from the Superintendent? This study surveyed fifty-one urban superintendents and interviewed six districts across the state of California. The fifty-one superintendents that were surveyed were superintendents of districts with a population of fifteen thousand or greater. The six school districts that were interviewed had showed significant numerical gains in their passing rates on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on either one or both portions of the exam. The members of the districts that were interviewed were the superintendent and any other key personnel they felt were relevant to the research questions being presented. The study resulted in the following four conclusions: (1) there needs to be a clear delineation of accountability; (2) data should inform decision-making; (3) professional development needs to be done to implement the strategies that are chosen; and, (4) intervening should begin at an early age. [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: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California