This is a quantitative study that explores the opportunity gap in a context of high-achieving students in an effort to increase diversity in programs designed for high-achieving students. In particular, this study will explore the relationship between out-of-school-time activities (OSTA), noncognitive competencies, and student achievement. This research argues that differences in how out-of-school time is spent create differences in noncognitive competencies, called scholarly mindsets in this study, which in turn create differences in student achievement. Therefore, gaps in opportunities, as expressed in out-of-school time, create gaps in achievement.
|School:||California State University, Fullerton|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gifted Education, Education, Secondary education|
|Keywords:||High-Achievers, Noncognitive Competencies, Opportunity Gap, Out-Of School Time|
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