School of Education


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)


Steve Vandegriff


Remediation, High School, Graduation Rate, Attendance


Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research


The purpose of this study is to determine the effects on high school graduation rates of students who are placed in remedial and non-remedial classes while controlling for the students’ attendance rates. The importance of this study is to identify indicators which can positively or negatively affect high school graduation rates. The results may provide information to improve the historical low high school graduation rates. It is a quantitative study using a causal comparative design. Archival data will be retrieved from four public high schools in the panhandle of Florida. 00 students will be sampled, with 00 female students and 00 male students. Two of the schools are rural and two are suburban. The data collection retrieved will identify each student’s attendance rates, placement in remedial courses or not placed in remedial courses, and whether they graduated from high school in four years or did not, and this is from the student’s 9th grade year through their 12th grade year.