Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name



Urban Theological Education

Counseling and Human Develeopment


The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of educational tracking on a selected number of high school students in Atlanta, Georgia, in particular, in ABC School System in east Metro Atlanta. This study addressed institutional and individual racism as it interfaced with social mobility in educational tracking. The subjects in this study consisted of 50 high school students who have been tracked. Frequency Analysis in numbers and percentages were employed to analyze the data. A study was done in ABC high school. Results indicated that an overwhelming majority of the responses strongly agreed that tracking effected them negatively, and that they were tracked because of racism. Results also indicated that majority of the respondents strongly agreed that educational tracking effected their academic advancement and income. Attitudes of African American high school students toward high school tracking was used for this.


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