Date Approved

5-31-2000

Embargo Period

6-23-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Alloway Township School (Alloway, N.J.); School children; Slow learning children

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to increase academic success through the formulation of additional learning experiences for those students we label "slow learners." The design of this study is one of action research. Through the observation of material culture and interviews of classroom teachers and Pupil Assistance Committee chairpersons, a list of eligible students will be formulated, with weak academic areas detailed. Additional learning situations will then be established for each subject and set into place through the regular classroom teacher and other certified personnel. Through the course of the school year, records will be kept through spreadsheet format and on-going data analysis will take place to measure growth and/or deficit.

At the conclusion of this study, it was found that slow learners' academic achievement could be raised when compared with those scores achieved the previous school year. This was produced through increases in remediation services, additional instructional programs, and pertinent intervention strategies. It is with these results in mind that the intern plans to establish annual assessment of all slow learners from year-to-year to ensure continued academic growth and success.

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