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dc.contributor.advisorCaruthers, Loyce Ellenor, 1947-
dc.contributor.authorAmicone, Lauren Michlitsch
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022 Spring
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed June 6, 2022
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Loyce Caruthers
dc.descriptionVita
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 142-158)
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2022
dc.description.abstractThis non-experimental, quantitative study investigated the association between the number of high school mathematics credits earned and college attendance. Specifically, this study examined the relationship for graduates of Kansas City Missouri Public Schools (KCPS) and Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) in the 2017- 2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school year. Research has shown that to be college and career ready, students need to complete at least four math courses in high school (Darolia et al., 2020). This study investigated the college attendance rates of high school graduates from two districts, one which required three math credits for high school graduation, and another which required four. Utilizing descriptive statistics, this study analyzed data sets from both school districts, merged with data from the National Student Clearinghouse (2021) to determine if there were statistically significant differences between the college attendance rates of graduates. KCKPS graduates were found to take 0.76 more math credits than KCPS graduates. When looking at college attendance, the findings suggested that graduates of KCKPS attended both two and four-year colleges at a statistically significant higher rate than KCPS graduates when controlling for grade point average and ACT composite score.
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Implications, limitations and future research
dc.format.extentxii, 159 pages
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/90334
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievement -- Missouri -- Kansas City
dc.subject.lcshMathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Missouri -- Kansas City
dc.subject.lcshMathematical ability
dc.subject.lcshCollege attendance
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievement -- Kansas -- Kansas City
dc.subject.lcshMathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Kansas -- Kansas City
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Education
dc.titleExamining the Relationship between High School Mathematics Preparation and College Attendance
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameEd. D. (Doctor of Education)


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