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The Effectiveness of a California Partnership Academy

California invests in at risk College Preparatory students by providing extra monies to students enrolled in California Partnership Academies (CPAs). A CPA is a school within a school; a smaller learning community in which academy students receive extra support and resources such as tutors and field trips that non-academy students do not receive. The purpose of this study was to compare achievement levels of academy students to non-academy students at High School X by examining their grade point averages (GPAs), California Standards Test (CST) scores, in English, mathematics, science and social sciences, California High School Exit Examinations (CAHSEE) test scores for both English and mathematics, and Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. In addition, this study examined the effectiveness of the academy over time by comparing data that was collected in 2004.

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