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Improving Student Achievement: Can Ninth Grade Academies Make A Difference?

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Improving Student Achievement: Can Ninth Grade Academies Make A Difference?
 
Creator Styron, Ronald Anthony
Peasant, Eddie J
 
Subject Middle School, Leadership, Student Achievement
 
Description This study focused on student achievement in ninth grade schools or academies compared to ninth grade students enrolled in traditional high schools. Student achievement was measured by standardized test scores. Other variables tested were gender and ethnicity. All students used in this study were enrolled in the ninth grade during the 2005-2006 school year at one of six schools selected for this research. Participants were enrolled in Algebra I and/or Biology I course(s) and therefore took the standardized Subject Area Test in these disciplines. Data indicated students enrolled in ninth grade academies scored significantly higher then ninth graders enrolled in traditional high schools on both the Algebra I and Biology test. Further analysis of data revealed significant differences based on ethnicity in achievement of Biology I students in the ninth grade academies when compared to the Biology I students in the traditional high schools. The African American students in the ninth grade academies had a higher mean score on the Biology I SAPT than Caucasian and African American students enrolled in the traditional high schools. Additionally, the Caucasian students in the ninth grade academies scored only .03 higher than the mean score of African American students in the ninth grade academies.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, GMU, and UDel
 
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Date 2010-05-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Quantitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/179
10.22230/ijepl.2010v5n3a179
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 5, No 3 (2010): Improving Student Achievement: Can Ninth Grade Academies Make A Difference?
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/179/88
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Ronald Anthony Styron, Eddie J Peasant
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0