The Effect of Traditional and Non-Traditional Academic Models on High School Graduation Rates
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Type of Work32 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Research
Education -- Experimental methods -- Research
High school graduates -- Statistics -- Research
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a traditional school academic model and a non- traditional academic model are equally effective in leading students in a low income, urban high school to meet graduation requirements. The study used a causal-comparative design with a convenience sample to compare graduation rates of seniors who followed a traditional academic model and those who followed a non-traditional academic model. A chi-square test was used to compare the proportion of traditional and non-traditional students that met graduation requirements. The null hypothesis indicated that in a year in which some seniors participated in a traditional academic model and other seniors participated in a non-traditional academic model, there would be no significant difference in the proportion of students that graduated. The null hypothesis failed to be rejected. Research revealed that both traditional and non-traditional academic models provide a notable means of success for students.