M.A. in Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Academic achievement--New Jersey; After-school programs--New Jersey--Evaluation
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
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.
London, Brian Z., "Memorial School & MAP: how did it do?" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1033.