Date Approved

7-25-2009

Embargo Period

3-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Subject(s)

Remedial teaching; School improvement programs

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

By all accounts there is a crisis in the American educational system. From government officials at all levels to educators, both practitioners and researchers, the question of how to reconnect with America's youth is debated on a daily basis. Solutions to the problems are suggested, debated, and sometimes tested. One of the topics that is often deliberated is the impact of supplemental educational programs. In an effort to address issues of academic skill deficiencies and college preparedness, the Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) was founded in 1990.

The intent of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the impact of the Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) AfterSchool Enrichment (ASEP) and Intensive Summer Science Programs (ISSP), on selected student performance. The study examined the impact of the ASEP independently or in combination with participation in the ISSP on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of program participants over a three-year period, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Data analysis suggest that attendance at the AfterSchool Enrichment Program (ASEP) coupled with participation in the 4-week Intensive Summer Science Program (ISSP) improved scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The findings further suggest that the longer students participate in both programs, the higher the score.

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