Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. John W. Hill
The impact of option-in longevity patterns on student achievement, behavior, and engagement outcomes was evaluated. The seventh-grade pretest compared the seventhgrade posttest gains made by students who were enrolled short-term (n = 46) as they completed their first year in a middle school setting indicated that the exposure to a consistent and equitable educational program continued to result in positive student outcomes. Levels of performance for option-in students were also found to be congruent with the posttest achievement, behavior, and engagement data for students who are residents of the district (n = 46). School choice options and longevity within a district supported student achievement, behavior, and engagement outcomes. The study results support a cautious approach to district-wide implementation of school choice programs.
Rikli, Andrew J., "The Impact Of Option-In Longevity Enrollment Patterns on Student Achievement, Behavior, and Engagement Outcomes" (2007). Student Work. 3.