Date Approved

4-20-2005

Embargo Period

4-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kern, Robert

Subject(s)

Achievement tests--New Jersey; Educational tests and measurements--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

This study was to evaluate how the Glen Landing Middle School Afterschool Academic Assistance and Investigation and Analysis Intervention Programs impacted the seventh and eighth grade students' language arts and mathematics skills.

The population for this study involved 101 seventh and eighth graders who, during the previous school year, either tested below the 40th percentile on the TerraNova and/or failed one or more subjects.

The results of the TerraNova and GEPA test scores were the basis for the primary data. The data analysis used structured case studies of the students who were divided into two categories. Those students taking the TerraNova and those taking the GEPA were used in the data analysis. The study looked for scores above the 40th percentile on the TerraNova test and the Proficient Level on the GEPA.

While there was some general improvement of the scores for both groups, not all students achieved the desired level.

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