Accommodation: the Critical Element in Academic Success for Students At-risk Ebook

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Language: English
Publication Date: October 2005
File Size: 466 Kbytes

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The at-risk student population is growing larger in number with educators finding increased difficulty in meeting their diverse needs. Traditional teaching methods are not always working successfully. Accommodative services and aternative methods of education must be implemented in a fashion that will ignite students to success. Standard forms of statistical measurement (attendance, dropout, and graduation rates) have consistently shown negative ratings in schools across America. These measurements are indicators that students’ educational needs are not being appropriately dealt with. This study shows how increased accommodation has a major impact on the educational success rates of at-risk students. It also reveals the importance of going beyond societal expectations and limits to reach students educationally. Finally, this study proves at-risk students will take responsibility for their educational success without losing accountability or being enabled. METHOD: A review of related literature indicates there is a great amount of exploration taking place with assistance teams and alternative educational programs. Research supports the idea of meeting students needs through increased accommodation. This study utilizes a quasi-experimental approach to research. The design is a five-year accommodation project with a comparative analysis of intact groups against a control. Yearly attendance, dropout, and graduation rates emerge as dependent variables in the study. FINDINGS: Increased accommodations do have a positive affect on the at-risk population. Through appropriate provisions, pupils with problematic educational needs can find success. They demonstrate responsible behaviors with a motivated attitude. With increased accommodation attendance rates increase, dropout rates decrease, and graduation rates rise. Educators should move beyond restrictions and societal limitation to meet the needs of students. They should experiment and explore new and innovative ways to help all students achieve academic success.


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Accommodation: the Critical Element in Academic Success for Students At-risk