Term of Award

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Committee Chair

Dale Grant

Committee Member 1

Alexander Chew

Committee Member 2

Leon Spencer


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the academic intervention program at Armstrong State College, whose purposes were to increase the number of at-risk students in "good academic standing" and to increase the retention rate of the at-risk student. Of the 49 at-risk students referred to the Division of Student Affairs for academic intervention, twenty-eight of these students were considered. The twenty-eight students were divided into two groups, participants and non-participants of the academic intervention program.

A Regression model was used to determine the academic success of both groups. The results indicated that the majority of non-participants achieved higher GPA's than participants. The results also revealed that the majority of participants earned higher GPA's, as compared to their referred cumulative GPA's.

Results also showed that participants withdrew from fewer courses and a higher percentage of non-participants enrolled in courses in more consecutive quarters.


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