M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
High School Proficiency Test; Language arts (Secondary)--New Jersey
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
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.
Nwanguma, Stella, "A study of the positive influence of a Language Arts Literacy Portfolio Program on the High School Proficiency Assessment scores of eleventh grade students at the Creative Arts High School" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1058.