Graduation Year

2005

Document Type

Ed. Specalist

Degree

Ed.S.

Degree Granting Department

Interdisciplinary Education

Major Professor

Linda Raffaele Mendez, Ph.D.

Keywords

Choice schools, Cfsei-3, Fcat, Reading, Math

Abstract

This study evaluated whether differences existed in the academic achievement and self-esteem of African American students in a traditional public school and a choice school. The choice school selected was a technology-focused magnet school. All of the participants were in grades 3 5 and were administered the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) during the 2003-2004 school year. The FCAT was used to assess academic achievement in reading and math while the Culture Free Self-Esteem Inventories Third Edition (CFSEI-3) was used to assess their self-esteem. Demographic information was also collected to identify factors other than school type that contribute to differences in the academic achievement and self-esteem of African American students.

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