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ERIC Number: ED517365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-7685-0
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The Impact of Supplemental Education Services Program on Middle School At-Risk Learners' Math and Reading Scores
Maxwell, June B.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
In the state of Georgia, local school systems are under pressure to increase at-risk middle school students' state scores in reading and math. At the data site, the local school system implemented a supplemental education service (SES) program for at-risk students in order to pass the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in reading and math. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental, nonequivalent (pretest and posttest) control group design study was to measure the variance in reading and math CRCT scores between students with SES experience and students without SES experience. This study was grounded in the support-based and experiential learning theories. The research question focused on the impact of SES on reading and math CRCT scores for at-risk students. An independent t-test for paired samples was facilitated to assess whether or not the means of the CRCT scores of 107 middle school at-risk students were statistically different from each other. The findings indicated there was a statistically significant difference in the means of reading and math CRCT scores between students with SES experience and students without SES experience. The findings indicated SES has had an impact on students with SES experience who scored higher on CRCT scores in reading and math than students without SES experience. Institutes of higher education, professional development providers, and teacher organizations may benefit from having an awareness of the benefits of SES for at-risk students. The awareness of the benefits has implications for positive social change because increasing student achievement would create positive social change by supporting middle school SES for at-risk students. [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: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia