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College Preparedness of Traditional and Cyber High School Graduates: A Qualitative Research Study

Show simple item record Hudson, Wanda Renee 2017-08-14T11:20:04Z 2017-08-14T11:20:04Z 2017-03-01
dc.description Thesis ( Community College Leadership)-- Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2016. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from pdf version of thesis. en_US
dc.description 133 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to provide insight into any differences in education related to learning assessments, program results, measurements, and tools used by cyber high schools and traditional high school principals or directors. If educators have a better understanding of how both cyber and traditional high schools prepare students for college they can improve their strategies and serve them better. Cyberlearning has seen a rapid growth at the K-12 level; however, a lack of research has prompted the need for additional research. Cyberlearning has gradually been changing the structure and vision of higher education institutions, as well as the entire national learning environment and educational systems. There is a need to develop an understanding of the strategies and procedures by which each high school prepares graduates for college. Community college educators would benefit in understanding any differences to recognize if there are changes needed in how assessments are administered and how they affect student’s final outcomes. While the achievement data may indicate that cyber high school students are not as ready for college as traditional high school students, principals and directors of both types of schools have similar goals and commitments in supporting every student to be college-ready. Further research may help to determine if there truly is a difference and if so what might be done to help students from both types of schools on a broader scale. Ultimately, all students should have the same opportunity whether online or in a traditional brick and mortar classroom. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.subject College readiness. en_US
dc.subject Cyber learning. en_US
dc.subject Retention en_US
dc.subject College assessments. en_US
dc.subject Community colleges. en_US
dc.title College Preparedness of Traditional and Cyber High School Graduates: A Qualitative Research Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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