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dc.contributor.advisorMurnane-Rainey, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-24T15:21:20Z
dc.date.available2020-10-24T15:21:20Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/128516
dc.description.abstractAbstract The purpose of this quantitative dissertation in practice was to explore the academic achievement of students of low socioeconomic status attending the District of Columbia’s traditional and selective public high schools, as measured by the annual Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) standardized test scores. The aim of the research was to utilize the standardized test data to create evidence-based recommendations for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) leadership on whether selective public high schools had a positive impact on the standardized English language arts and math test scores of students of low socioeconomic status. The population studied consisted of students from the school years 2014–2018. The quantitative study utilized Pearson’s chi-square test with Cramer’s V to explore the relationship between the proficiency on standardized English language arts and math tests and enrollment of low-socioeconomic status students in traditional and selective public high school. Significant differences were found in the students’ English language arts and math proficiency levels; specifically, selective schools had significantly higher percentages of English language arts and math proficient students than did traditional schools. The cause of low-socioeconomic status students in selective schools outperforming the students in traditional schools could be due to other factors in the students’ learning environments. The District of Columbia education system should consider establishing a peer-to-peer tutoring program between traditional and selective high schools to enhance low-socioeconomic status student achievement on standardized tests. Keywords: Achievement gap, selective schools, traditional schools, socioeconomic statusen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
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dc.titleStudent Achievement: Exploring The Standardized Test Scores Of Low Socioeconomic Status Students In The District Of Columbia's Traditional And Selective Public HIgh Schoolsen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderBrian E. Andersonen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAnderson, Brian
dc.degree.levelEdD (Doctor of Education)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.nameEd.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeHearn, Jean


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