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ERIC Number: ED564492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 107
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3036-1352-4
Improving Student Academic Performance through Antibias Education
Harte-Weiner, Philene
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The quantitative study contained herein was conducted to determine if there is a relationship between antibias education (ABE) and student performance on state standardized tests in a South Florida school district. In many districts, raising test scores has become priority with some schools even changing their curriculum so that teachers teach only what is covered on the test. The population for this study came from Hayward County schools that participated in the 2007-2008 anti-bias education training provided by the Anti-Defamation League. Data sources were based on FCAT math and reading test scores. Examination approaches for this study involve (a) examining theories and research on practices for ABE that educators have used to reduce negative intercultural attitudes and behaviors and/or promote positive ones, (b) determining how well those practices have worked, and (c) developing a research design for the present study that was based on the findings of previous studies. This study hypothesized that there would be differences in students' math and reading FCAT performance before and after the implementation of ABE. An ex post facto comparative research design was employed for collecting archival data from state education department for verifying the hypotheses. The percentages of students achieved at and above level 3 of proficiency on FCAT were compared before and after the ABE implementation. The results confirmed that student FCAT performance proficiency raised after incorporating ABE lessons in the curriculum. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test