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Failing the Failed: A treatise on the need for a research based pedagogical approach to credit recovery

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this dissertation in practice is to address the problem of online credit recovery. Although online enrollments have skyrocketed in recent years and all preliminary research indicates a large percentage of those enrollments are from students seeking credit recovery, much of the curriculum currently being offered is not research-based. Following a literature review focused on the history of credit recovery as well as successful current methods, we designed CRIT (Credit Recovery Instructional Treatment) a research-based approach to curriculum design for credit recovery. CRIT is a standards based curriculum relying on criterion based assessments. This approach was then applied in the creation of specific curriculum for English 4 credit recovery and as a general approach for all subjects. A step by step evaluation plan for current and proposed approaches for credit recovery was then defined. Additionally we provide a detailed implementation strategy specific to our organization but easily retrofitted for other organizations. We focus on the organization of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a state run k-12 virtual school run as a special school district in Florida because it is a familiar organization. However, the model and results may be generalizable for online or traditional education.
Title: Failing the Failed: A treatise on the need for a research based pedagogical approach to credit recovery.
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Name(s): Smith, Elise, Author
Boote, David, Committee Chair
Robinson, Edward, Committee Member
Vitale, Thomas, Committee Member
Hayes, Burnice, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this dissertation in practice is to address the problem of online credit recovery. Although online enrollments have skyrocketed in recent years and all preliminary research indicates a large percentage of those enrollments are from students seeking credit recovery, much of the curriculum currently being offered is not research-based. Following a literature review focused on the history of credit recovery as well as successful current methods, we designed CRIT (Credit Recovery Instructional Treatment) a research-based approach to curriculum design for credit recovery. CRIT is a standards based curriculum relying on criterion based assessments. This approach was then applied in the creation of specific curriculum for English 4 credit recovery and as a general approach for all subjects. A step by step evaluation plan for current and proposed approaches for credit recovery was then defined. Additionally we provide a detailed implementation strategy specific to our organization but easily retrofitted for other organizations. We focus on the organization of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a state run k-12 virtual school run as a special school district in Florida because it is a familiar organization. However, the model and results may be generalizable for online or traditional education.
Identifier: CFE0005290 (IID), ucf:50568 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Dean's Office EDUC
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Credit recovery -- online education -- k-12 education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005290
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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