Date Approved

4-14-2005

Embargo Period

4-14-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Academic achievement--New Jersey; After-school programs--New Jersey--Evaluation

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the impact on academic achievement of the Memorial After-School Program (MAP) conducted at the Veterans Memorial School in Vineland, NJ. The study is primarily a descriptive study with an examination of a limited number of potential correlations. The sample size included eighty-nine students from grades 5 through 8 who were enrolled in the program for the 2003-2004 school year. These students were invited into the program because they were deemed at risk for failing the state mandated tests required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Participation was voluntary. The study used classroom grades, standardized tests, and Individualized Student Performance Profiles (ISPP) from the year prior to enrollment and the year of the program of the students to compare achievement. While there were some anomalies with some subgroups, the study found that overall the program had little or no effect on students' academic achievement.

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