Title

College and High School Educators' Perceptions of Current College Readiness Levels

Author

Edgar Reed

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Spring 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the college readiness attributes of students at the high school and college levels based on the perceptions of educators. The study attempted to determine proficiencies or deficiencies in college readiness levels of students as perceived by educators using quantitative methodology to collect and analyze data. The survey instrument examined seven main areas of college readiness. Participants included high school educators of seniors and college educators of freshman students. The College Readiness Survey was used to gather data on seven main areas of college readiness from high school educators of seniors and college educators of freshman students. Analyses included descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney U tests to compare ordinal data on the differences between educators' perceptions at the high school and collegiate levels. Findings indicated a significant difference in the perceptions of high school and college faculty concerning the college readiness of their students. High school educators rated students as college ready while college faculty perceived students as deficient on many college readiness indicators.

Advisor

Madeline Justice

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership

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