Date of Award

2021-05-01

Degree Name

Ed.D.

Department

Educational Leadership and Administration

Advisor(s)

Arturo Olivarez

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of one of the latest Texas legislative efforts to increase the college readiness of Texas high school graduates. The study assessed whether students falling under this mandated measure of college readiness are as successful in their college level math and English courses as students who pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment. Using a secondary data set, a set of binary logistic regression models were developed to analyze the predictive value of six variables in determining student success in their first college level math or English course. Descriptive statistics were used to further examine similarity and differences between student populations disaggregated by study variables.The study identified two predictor variables for success in college level math courses including the method students used to demonstrate college readiness and high school GPA. For success in college level English courses, four predictors were found including the method students used to demonstrate college readiness, high school GPA, gender and first-generation status. Although significance was found in each model, effect sizes were relatively small.

Language

en

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

File Size

146 p.

File Format

application/pdf

Rights Holder

Steven Smith

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