Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jeanne L.

Second Advisor

Dr. Kay A. Keiser

Third Advisor

Dr. C. Elliot Ostler


This study compared selected college/career readiness outcomes for students attending an urban high school who voluntarily participated in an academic support program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), to demographically similar/same school peers who completed the traditional academic program (TAP) of study. Grade point average, rigorous curriculum, and ACT scores are universally accepted predictors of college and career readiness and were the yardsticks used in this study.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2012 Sandra K. Day.

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