Analysis Of Student Performance

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Once students’ on-track predictors are established, schools must create systems that are conducive to student success. While the indicators do not offer information to specific interventions, researchers have studied those strategies that impact growth in the areas of attendance and course performance. Mac Iver, Sheldon, Naeger and Clark (2017) summarize that student performance is most impacted by quality instruction and positive classroom climate. Teacher collaboration impacts each of these elements and as Allensworth and Easton (2017) state, the quality and quantity of teachers’ working together to share responsibility for student success will impact the percent of students who are on-track. In large cities like Chicago where…show more content…
Research Strategies In this study, there will be a focus on two groups of students: those graduating high school and those entering high school in the 2017-18 school year. A quantitative study will examine the on-track status of these students over the course of their years in high school. Given these on-track rates and consistency among the rates, the cohort graduation rate will be assessed for numbers of students who graduate, are accepted to post-secondary education, those who enroll and over time persist toward completion of a college degree. Data will be collected from historic data that is available to the school in regard to grades, attendance and overall GPA throughout semesters and over time. Acceptance rate information will be collected through surveys and interviews, and persistence rates will be collected through the use of interviews and evaluation of student transcripts. The second group of students will be the recipients of targeted strategies and interventions to support their remaining on-track given their status at the end of their eighth grade year. Qualitative data above will be supported by survey and interview results of teachers and individual students’ experiences with each intervention. Justification for Methodology Decisions The use of quantitative data is necessary for the tracking of on-track success, as well as supporting the effectiveness of strategy implementation. The researcher will be able to determine if
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