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dc.contributor.advisorDangel, Tim
dc.contributor.advisorBowman, Christina
dc.contributor.authorDoucette, Stacy
dc.contributor.programMasters of Educationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T14:39:21Z
dc.date.available2016-07-18T14:39:21Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-16
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a mentoring adult on the achievement and motivation of ninth graders who were identified as at risk for failure. The use of early warning indicators such as attendance, discipline, course failures, and grade point averages (GPA) aided with selection. Students who received a D or E as a final grade in any core course, which was defined as English, mathematics, social studies, science, or foreign language, were included in this study. The study applied a quasi-experimental design which consisted of a pretest, utilizing the School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory (SMALSI) to determine a baseline low motivation score. Students’ credit count and cumulative GPA for the first semester of high school were also included as a baseline. Motivation scores on the SMALSI were compared from the pretest and posttest, along with final credit count for the ninth grade. There were gains in both credit count and motivation scores; however, further research should be considered.en_US
dc.format.extent50 p.en_US
dc.genreAction Research Paperen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2Q50W
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3075
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relationMaster of Education
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGoucher College, Baltimore, MD
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectAction research papers -- Education
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Research papers (Graduate).
dc.subject.lcshMentoring in education -- Academic achievement -- Ninth grade (Education)
dc.subject.lcshProblem youth -- Mentoring in education -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in education
dc.titleThe Effects of a Mentor on the Achievement and Motivation of At-Risk Ninth Gradersen_US
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Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law.  To obtain information or permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Goucher Special Collections & Archives at 410-337-6347 or email archives@goucher.edu.
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