The Effect of Interventions on the Academic Achievement of African American Male Students


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Advancement Via Individual Determination African American Male Intervention Program (AVID AAMI) would increase cumulative GPA’s for African American male students. The study was causal comparative in design. Students participated in the AVID AAMI Intervention during at least one class period daily throughout grades 9 – 12, a total of 4 years. Data was then gathered based on the participants cumulative GPA after the first semester of grade 12 and on students’ grade 10 PSAT score. GPA and PSAT results reflected significant improvement. Therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected. Additional studies should be conducted to further analyze the long-term affect of AVID AAMI on academic achievement using measures such as university enrollment and rates for completion of higher education.