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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Ruth Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolloway, Patricia J. (Patricia Jane), 1952-en_US
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009 Fallen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 23, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009 .en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.extentviii, 92 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc605905514en_US
dc.identifier.otherHollowayP-121109-D699en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6861
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshA+ Schools Program (Mo.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSchool improvement programs -- Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunity collegesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPostsecondary educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievementen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the impact of the A+ schools program on student enrollment, certificate or degree completion and transitioning to a four-year universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US


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