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ERIC Number: EJ990746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Do Teacher Advisement Programs Affect Student Achievement?
Hendon, Kellie; Jenkins, Marvin C.
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v38 n1 p31-42 Fall 2012
Although education has been a part of all cultures since the beginning of existence, it is constantly evolving. As educators seek to instill in their students the significance of lifelong learning, they also seek opportunities to learn and improve. Greater pressures and demands than ever before are being placed on educators. When Handley High School failed to meet state expectations, educators sought solutions. After much time and research, a Teacher Advisement Program (TAP) and a Get on Track (GOT) program were implemented. This study examines the effectiveness on academic achievement of these programs by reviewing Alabama High School Graduation Exam passage rates, reviewing graduation rates, and conducting student and faculty surveys. After reviewing data, a direct correlation between the programs implemented at Handley High School and student achievement cannot be established. The study does suggest some positive outcomes of the TAP/GOT efforts that merit future exploration. The research from this study will aid in future developments of the two programs. This study is a continuation of previous studies regarding implementation of teacher advisement programs in other school districts and will serve as a guide to schools seeking to implement such programs. As schools continue to seek opportunities to enhance academic achievement and student success, advisement programs might increase in popularity.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Exit Examinations, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Faculty Advisers, Educational Counseling, School Counseling, Comprehensive Guidance, Data Analysis, Academic Records, Student Records, Developmental Studies Programs, Achievement Gains, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama