The Resource Kids aren't buying what we are selling : a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention, Renee Carnahan Freers, (electronic resource)

Kids aren't buying what we are selling : a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention, Renee Carnahan Freers, (electronic resource)

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Kids aren't buying what we are selling : a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention
Title
Kids aren't buying what we are selling
Title remainder
a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention
Statement of responsibility
Renee Carnahan Freers
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the number of administrators and counselors in schools and the graduation rates in those schools. Administrators and counselors work closely with students and have the unique opportunity to design and sustain support systems that can prevent dropouts. The overarching investigative question in this study was: whether there is a significantly higher graduation rate in Missouri public high schools with 500 or more students where there is also a higher ratio of administrators or counselors per students. The sub-questions that were investigated are: (a) Do Missouri public high schools with 500 or more students that have higher percentages (>15%) of students of color demonstrate significantly lower graduation rates than schools with higher percentages of White students? (b) Do Missouri public high schools with 500 or more students, that have higher percentages (>25%) of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch demonstrate significantly lower graduation rates than schools with higher percentages of students from higher socio-economic backgrounds? (c) Is there is a positive correlation between student attendance rates and the graduation rates in high schools with 500 or more students in the state of Missouri? The results of this study found there is not a higher graduation rate in schools that have a higher administrator/counselor ratio per student, schools with more than 15% of their student population being students of color have significantly lower graduation rates, schools with higher than 25% of their students eligible for free and reduced lunch have significantly lower graduation rates and there is a positive correlation between student attendance rates and the graduation rate in high schools with 500 or more students in the state of Missouri. Findings from this dissertation will be used to guide public school district and building level leaders as they continue to pursue the goal of increasing graduation rates
Cataloging source
UMK
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1966-
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Freers, Renee Carnahan
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2012.
Granting institution
School of Education. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Friend, Jennifer Ingrid
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  • Dropouts
  • Dropouts
Label
Kids aren't buying what we are selling : a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention, Renee Carnahan Freers, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. University of Missouri-Kansas City IRB approval letter -- Appendix B. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
Control code
800427538
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)800427538
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Kids aren't buying what we are selling : a quantitative analysis of student dropout and school supports for dropout prevention, Renee Carnahan Freers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-161)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. University of Missouri-Kansas City IRB approval letter -- Appendix B. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
Control code
800427538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)800427538
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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