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ERIC Number: ED546417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-5568-4
Affecting College English Placement Scores: College Readiness Remediation for High-School Seniors
Olsen Rowland, Joyce Kay
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of the quantitative ex post facto study was to compare the English Placement Test (EPT) scores of students before and after the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) remediation efforts had been employed and to determine the effectiveness of the ERWC in raising EPT scores. Using a Wilcoxon signed rank test, the researcher found insignificant relationships between high-school students exposed to the ERWC modules created by the California State University task force. The percentage of proficient students was the dependent variable. This variable was measured at two points: in the 2007-08 school year and then again after the ERWC module implementation in the 2008-09 school year. Two additional research questions were examined dividing participating schools into low and high module schools. The results of the Wilcoxon signed rank test were not significant. Recommendations for educational leadership include returning to the original focus of CSU leadership to provide earlier training of K-12 teachers in preparing students for college, as well as a re-evaluation of the expectation for all students to attend college immediately following high school. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California