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ERIC Number: EJ774119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Exit Strategies: Cultural Implications for Graduation Tests
King, Nicelma J.
Principal Leadership, v8 n1 p42-47 Sep 2007
Racial and language minority students who must repeat high school exit exams are at increased risk of dropping out of school. Each time students fail an exit exam, they become less confident that they will ever pass and more unsure about their ability to graduate and their postsecondary plans. The relationship between students' culture and their performance must be understood to improve graduation rates and postsecondary outcomes. As concerned educational leaders of school communities that want to contribute to a more culturally competent educational system, high school principals have three important roles in improving the situation for those students most at risk of failing to graduate. These roles include goalsetter, instructional leader, and culturally competent leader.
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001