Date of Award

5-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ed.D.

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr.Moses Norman

Second Advisor

Dr. Trevor Turner

Third Advisor

Dr. Darrell Groves

Abstract

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate the critical factors that influence the success rate of students passing the Georgia Board of Regents’ Exam. The target audiences of this study were college and university students and the University System of Georgia employees, to include professors at select colleges and universities as well as Board of Regents’ staff The study comprised qualitative analysis from two 2- year institutions and one 4-year institution. The results from this research suggest that such factors as college/university leadership and admission criteria, Regents’ Courses and Regents’ Courses Instructors, test anxiety, testing environment and exam weight/importance may influence the success rate of students taking the Regents’ exam. Practical implications and recommendations for educational leaders concerning the exam are offered.

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