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ERIC Number: ED571704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3397-3595-5
Texas High School Seniors: The Path of Students Who Fail the First Administration of End of Course Exams and Eventually Meet Standard and Graduate
Nanez, Lilia G.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This qualitative phenomenological research study investigated Texas high school seniors who failed the initial administration of the End of Course (EOC) exams required for graduation but succeeded upon subsequent test administration. The four questions that guided the research explored the experienced regarding the EOC exams by identifying which exam was most difficult to pass, describing their experiences and emotions upon receiving initial reports of failure, and their feelings and emotions during retesting, what supports helped them successfully meet standard on the test and their plans beyond high school. The findings indicated the participants struggled mostly with both English I and II EOC exams but through school, staff and family supports, were able to successfully meet standard and graduate from high school. Some of the implications for practice include: implementing data teams to effectively learn how to measure mastery of TEKS during regular classroom instruction, instruction during tutorials, summer school and STAAR preparation classes needs to be targeted and foundational, connecting to instruction during the regular school year, implement small group and individual instruction at the high school level, provide small group or individual counseling for students to teach them how to cope with stress and text anxiety, and provide accessibility to career and technical education for all 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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills