Title

Cscope: An Analysis of a Curriculum Model on Hispanic College Readiness

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Summer 2013

Abstract

The goal of our public school system is to graduate all students, prepared and ready to succeed in college. Statistics indicate that Hispanic students trail their White peers in enrollment in higher education and in earning college degrees. For Hispanic students to impact the economic growth of our nation, they must exit public high schools college-ready. The purpose of this study is to examine the college readiness indicators as reported on the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) of Texas to measure college readiness. The study will examine 11th grade Texas Assessment Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessment scores in Language arts and mathematics for Hispanic student populations for school districts that have implemented the model curriculum CSCOPE at the high school level for 3 or more years. The curriculum model used by school districts is a local decision. Districts can purchase a particular curriculum model, such as CSCOPE, or create a locally developed curriculum. Whatever model is chosen, school districts are under pressure by stakeholders to meet both state and federal measures of college readiness in the educational accountability system (Texas Education Agency, 2012; United States Department of Education, 2010). The purpose of the study is threefold. First, this study will analyze Texas Success Initiative (TSI) achievement data for English Language arts, second, the study will analyze Texas Success Initiative (TSI) achievement data for mathematics, and third, the study will compare Texas Success Initiative (TSI) achievement data for English Language Arts data as compared to mathematics data. The study will compare school districts with Hispanic student enrollment of 41% or greater that have implemented curriculum model CSCOPE to comparable school districts that have not implemented this curriculum model to measure college readiness. The study will analyze Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness achievement data for English Language arts and mathematics.

Advisor

Maria Hinojosa

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision

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