Date of Award
Master of Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Gary D. Phye
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.
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Petra Marie Hofstedt
Hofstedt, Petra Marie, "No Child Left Behind school choice: its impact in a district with extensive pre-existing choice programs" (2007). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 14631.