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Master of Art



First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Anita Sankar

Third Advisor

Barbara Jones


The purpose of this project is to examine the effect:, of an elementary At-Risk Program. Challengers. over a nine month period. The intent of this. program was lo increase student self-concept and academic achievement measured by grade point averages. Identification of students who participated in this study was done by a needs assessment survey completed by the teachers. The needs assessment survey includes identifying characteristics for students "at-risk." The control group consisted of students who were identified as "at-risk", but did not participate in the program. Data collection included scores on the Pier-Harris Self Concept Scale and teacher input on academic achievement scores. Research found a significant difference in self-esteem scores, but not grade point averages of students participating in the program.

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