Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Norman Ehresman, David Shannon, V.J. Christenson

Degree Program

Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research

Degree Type

Education Specialist


This was a study of three variables and their effect on two groups of students who dropped out of school during the tenth grade. One group had attended three full years of junior high school in Owensboro while the other group had attended three full years of middle school in Owensboro. The study also reviewed the programs and emphases of the junior high school and the middle school.

The students were compared on mean cumulative grade point average, mean percentage of absenteeism, and incidence of dropout during the tenth grade.

Statistical analysis of the respective sets of data showed that there was no significant differences between the two school types relative to the three areas studied.


Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Leadership | Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration