Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Gary D. Phye

Abstract

In this investigation, the researcher indirectly examines the role of NCLB school choice by performing an in-depth investigation of the open enrollment program in a Minnesota school district while further couching the results in the major assumptions of NCLB school choice. Secondary data analysis was completed in order to test the following four interconnected tests of hypotheses: (1) Are students requesting successful schools more than unsuccessful schools? (2) Are students leaving less successful schools more than successful schools? (3) Are ethnic minorities requesting successful schools more than unsuccessful schools? (4) Are ethnic minorities transferring out of unsuccessful schools more than successful schools? Multiple regression was used to test 10 models per hypothesis (for a total of 40 models). Results from this analysis were mixed, but in most cases MCA test scores seemed to be a poor predictor of student requests and student transfers.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15817

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Petra Marie Hofstedt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1447480

OCLC Number

223999421

ISBN

9780549333715

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

81 pages

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