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ERIC Number: ED564541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 111
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-1250-3
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African Americans, Economically Disadvantaged, or Attendance Rate Effects on Adequate Yearly Progress
Wilson, Sheena
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grand Canyon University
The purpose of this quantitative, nonexperimental study was to determine if and to what extent a difference existed in the percentage of African American students, percentage of economically disadvantaged students, and students' attendance rate in elementary schools that made adequate yearly progress (AYP) and those that did not make AYP in one district located in the Northeastern United States (SDP). Achievement goal theory served as the theoretical framework for the study which outlines the premise that if performance or mastery goals are established, then consistent performance outcomes are more likely to follow. Thus, teachers and students who outline clear goals for mastery of content should have consistent performance, informing a school's ability to meet adequate yearly progress. Descriptive statistical and independent t tests were calculated to determine if there were significant differences in the variables between the schools that made AYP and those that did not. The result of the independent samples t test found that the percentage of African American students, percentage of economically disadvantaged students, and students' attendance rate did not differ statistically in schools that made AYP and those that did not in the West Region of the SDP. These results suggest that there are factors, other than those identified in this study that could potentially be an influence on students' academic achievement. This opens the door for future research to identify and address those factors that prevent schools from achieving AYP standards. [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: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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