Date of Graduation

Summer 2015

Degree

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Committee Chair

Mark Ellickson

Keywords

leading indicators in education, academic success, proactive policy solutions, under-represented students, college and career readiness

Subject Categories

Public Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of race/gender/income status on five leading indicators of academic achievement outlined by Annenberg Institute for School Reform researchers at Brown University. Results showed that for each leading indicator, outcomes for students varied based on race/gender/income. Correlations between race/gender/income status and leading indicators were statistically significant. This study suggests that district policies, based on a leading indicator analysis, may improve academic achievement for male, low-income, and minority students.

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© Monica Marie Horton

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