M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Kern, Robert W.
Academic achievement--United States; Educational equalization--United States; Minority students--United States
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to evaluate why the grades of minority students in the high school were not up to par with majority students using action research resulting in a description of patterns within the school. At this stage of the research, inequities were generally defined as unfair advantages or disadvantages among groups of students. A sample of the minority population of the high school was compared to the majority population. The subjects participated in the Let Me Learn (LML) program that helped the learner recognize how they learned. By analyzing the data using LML combinations and grade point averages (GPAs) of students' patterns and trends in learning were rendered. The existence of the learning gap was supported and some conclusions made for a problem that has existed for many years.
Williams, Melissa, "An investigation of the correlation between learning and student achievement of minority students" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1249.