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ERIC Number: ED545485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2675-5909-8
The Impact of Instructional Methodology on the Reading Achievement of African American Males
Cooper, Terri I.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wingate University
The academic achievement gap that exists between African American students and their Caucasian peers is a challenging national concern for which an absolute solution has been elusive. Specifically, the African American male over-represents failure in most academic categories. Policy makers and educators acknowledge that this represents a national concern. Research has proven that poor performance by African American male students during their elementary and secondary school years limits their ability. The purpose of this study was to determine key strategies that contributed to the success of fourth-grade African American males on the 2009-2010 North Carolina Reading End-of-Grade (EOG) test in a Local Education Agency (LEA). For the study the researcher issued questionnaires, conducted purposive sampling interviews, and analyzed student state reading achievement data. These methods identified instructional strategies that enabled African American males to receive high growth of 0.5 or higher on the 2009-2010 Reading End-of-Grade test. The information obtained from the study was used to help Irving County Public Schools' (pseudonym) district leaders and school-based administrators to identify specific strategies that increased reading achievement for African American males. [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 Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina