This mixed methods study explored Hispanic student post-secondary degree attainment rate by examining the impact of earning Spanish foreign language college level examination program (CLEP) credit on students’ mindset, self-efficacy, and aspiration towards pursuing a post-secondary education. Using self-efficacy and mindsets as a compound theoretical framework, the researcher highlighted the impact of Spanish foreign language CLEP credit earning for high school students at two school districts located in the Northwest region of the US. The results of this study indicated there is a significant impact from CLEP testing on student’s self-efficacy, mindset, and aspirations. This study strongly suggests that the CLEP exam and CLEP Initiative should be considered as an intervention to increase Hispanic student go-on decisions and post-secondary degree attainment.
|Advisor:||Studebaker, Eric J.|
|Commitee:||Studebaker, Bethani, Sullivan, Dan|
|School:||Northwest Nazarene University|
|School Location:||United States -- Idaho|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Secondary education, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||Aspiration, Hispanic, Mindset, Post-secondary, Self-efficacy|
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