Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Barbara Hill, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Daniel Teodorescu, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Darrell Groves, Ed.D.


This study examines factors that impact the achievement of middle school African-American males in mathematics on the Georgia Milestones Math End of Grade (EOG) test. Achievement in the middle school seventh and eighth grade math classroom, including, instructional strategies, peer affiliation, discipline, academic motivation, and school culture. Sixty students, 60 parents, and 8 teachers were survey participants in this quantitative study. The analysis of the independent variable having the greatest impact on academic achievement is school culture, based on teachers’ perceptions. The findings of this study determined that there is a statistically significant relationship between peer affiliation, instructional strategies, and discipline.


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