Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Mixed Methods Study Investigating the Impact of the College Level Examination Program Initiative on Hispanic High School Students' Mindset, Aspiration, and Self-Efficacy to Pursue Post-Secondary Education
by Van Beek, Michelle, Ph.D., Northwest Nazarene University, 2019, 197; 13884106
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Studebaker, Eric J.
Commitee: Studebaker, Bethani, Sullivan, Dan
School: Northwest Nazarene University
Department: Education
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
Publication Number: 13884106
ISBN: 978-1-392-25925-2
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