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ERIC Number: ED575501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 73
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3696-5445-5
Impact of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs on ACT Performance, Graduation Rate, and Staff Perception of Postsecondary Education
Maultsby, SaVon
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wingate University
This study is a review of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) in the Public Schools of Robeson County and the impact it had on ACT scores, graduation rate, and staff perception of economically challenged and minority student enrollment in postsecondary education. This mixed-methods study used quantitative and qualitative data to gain a more complete understanding of issues and to hear the voices of participants. Data for this study were collected for a period of two years using test scores and open-ended interviews. The participants included two GEAR UP coordinators and two GEAR UP lead teachers. The findings exhibit no significant difference in ACT scores or graduation rate of students who participated in GEAR UP interventions and those who did not participate in GEAR UP. The findings demonstrate GEAR UP had a positive impact on economically challenged and minority students' perceptions of entering postsecondary educational settings. The study concludes with recommendations for future GEAR UP initiatives and for the district. [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: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment