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Cultural Check And Connect Sessions: A Researcher-Designed Pilot Dropout Intervention Program For Ninth Grade African-American Students, Angel Rivers May 2018

Cultural Check And Connect Sessions: A Researcher-Designed Pilot Dropout Intervention Program For Ninth Grade African-American Students, Angel Rivers

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The purpose of this mixed-method study, combining a quantitative, quasi-experimental, and qualitative design was to examine a researcher-designed, piloted dropout intervention program that would address the factors that have contributed to African American, ninth-grade “at-risk” students. This phenomenon, also known as the “ninth grade shock” due to the rapid incline within the United States’ traditional public high school setting, has also been a direct connection to the low graduation rates listed for African American students in the state of Georgia. The researcher-designed, dropout intervention program, Cultural Check and Connect Sessions (CC&CS) was evaluated while developing and implementing strategies that ...