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  • Main Title An Analysis of Performance Differences Between Self-Directed and Teacher-Directed Alternative Education Campuses in Texas


  • Author: Wimberley, Alan
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Huffman, Jane Bumpers
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Brooks, John
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Fossey, Richard
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2010-05


  • English


  • Content Description: This study was conducted to analyze the performance differences between alternative education campuses in Texas that used teacher-directed strategies and those that used self-directed strategies. The study was also conducted to inform educators of the results these two strategies had achieved with at-risk students during the three years of 2006-2008. The study used the results from the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test as reported in the AEIS annual reports from the Texas Education Agency. Alternative education schools were grouped according to the strategy used to educate at-risk students. The results of the statistical tests showed the two strategies had similar performance results and there was no statistical difference between the two. The results offered several implications concerning the ability of at-risk students to achieve in alternative education schools including possible reasons why students who were previously unsuccessful became successful in alternative settings. The report also addressed the number of students who continued to be unsuccessful even when placed on an alternative education campus. Possible reasons for this continued inability to succeed are discussed. Recommendations for further research were listed at the conclusion of the study.
  • Physical Description: v, 71 p.


  • Keyword: At-risk students
  • Keyword: drop-out
  • Keyword: alternative education
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Alternative education -- Texas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Individualized instruction -- Texas.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Wimberley, Alan
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 695561946
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3886215
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30430


  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Educational Administration
  • Academic Department: Department of Teacher Education and Administration
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas