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An analysis of the impact of the A+ schools program on student enrollment, certificate or degree completion and transitioning to a four-year university

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dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Ruth Ann en_US
dc.contributor.author Holloway, Patricia J. (Patricia Jane), 1952- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T14:36:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T14:36:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other HollowayP-121109-D699 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6861
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 23, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ed. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009 . en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of the A+ Schools Program on students utilizing A+ funds to enter a mid-western community college, obtain a certificate or an associate degree, and/or transition to a four-year institution. This study utilized pre-existing data gathered by the A+ Coordinator and the Assistance Institutional Researcher at the mid-western community college and the Department of Higher Education database. Participants consisted of A+ students and non-A+ students enrolled full-time at a mid-western community college in the state of Missouri during the initial eleven years in which the A+ Program incentives were made available. No significant impact of the A+ Schools Program was found on increased enrollment or the three measures of success at the mid-western community college. Comparing statewide data identified a significant difference between A+ and non-A+ students who enrolled in all public community colleges in Missouri. While data reflecting gender differences for certificate attainment was lacking, the research found no significant difference among gender categories of A+ students and non-A+ students regarding enrollment or the three measures of success. Recommendations include: (a) increase connections with K - 16 educators, (b) encourage all high schools in Missouri to adopt A+ Schools Program requirements, (c) promote vocational programs, and (d) develop a common framework for effective collection, analysis and use of data on student outcomes at the community college level. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 92 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh A+ Schools Program (Mo.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School improvement programs -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community colleges en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Postsecondary education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.title An analysis of the impact of the A+ schools program on student enrollment, certificate or degree completion and transitioning to a four-year university en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational leadership and policy analysis en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ed. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 605905514 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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