Date Approved

4-15-2005

Embargo Period

4-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

High School Proficiency Test; Language arts (Secondary)--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of a Language Arts Literacy Portfolio Program on the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) scores of eleventh grade students at the Creative Arts High School of Camden, New Jersey. Eleventh grade students were divided into two SAT Prep classes. For the purposes of the study, class one was labeled group A while class two was group B. Students in group A used the Language Arts Literacy Portfolio Program to support the traditional SAT Prep curriculum. Conversely, students of group B followed the traditional SAT Prep curriculum and were not exposed to the Language Arts Literacy Portfolio Program. Both groups were periodically tested for growth in language arts skills utilizing a computer-based program, Measuring Up. Test analysis revealed no significant difference in the test results of students in groups A and B, challenging the influence of the Language Arts Literacy Program.

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