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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type




Degree Name

Educational Administration and Leadership, K-12: Ed.D.


Educational Administration and Higher Education


School of Education

First Advisor

John Eller

Second Advisor

Kim Hiel

Third Advisor

David Lund

Fourth Advisor

james Johnson

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Literacy in High School Black Males


A supplemental reading program that was offered in a Minnesota school district with a diverse student population was analyzed. The needs of the adolescent learner, building relationships, improving self-concept, individualized instruction for identified reading skills gaps, and aid with homework were the focal points of the discussion. Changes in reading scores in the Supplemental reading program, as well as program teacher surveys, program teacher interviews, and student satisfaction surveys, were used to evaluate the progress made in improving academic performance. Previous research found a correlation between self-beliefs, motivation, and

achievement. These elements were incorporated in this program evaluation. The results of this evaluation showed that the program had promising results in terms of narrowing the achievement gap and improving academic self-confidence.



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