Design And Implement An At Risk Prevention Study By Using The Supplemental Instructions

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The purpose of this paper is to design and implement an at risk prevention study by using the supplemental instructions also called SI. We want to know if the at-risk students will be helped by going to the SI sessions. I will conduct a research study that will evaluate the effectiveness for the at-risk students that attend the sessions. 1a. There are certain groups of students in college that have a higher risk of failing a course and dropping out than others. According to “Who Gets To Graduate,” the majority of students that fail courses and drop out are students who are either from a low income family, parents who were uneducated (did not finish high school), and/or minority groups. 1b. Richer students tend to do better on the SAT because they are able to pay for tutoring and exceed at their high school courses. Meanwhile, students that are poor don’t get the privileges that richer students have. SAT scores cannot predict college graduation, instead family income does. It all depends on parental income. Vanessa excelled on her SAT test, she achieved a score between 1000 to 1200 out of 1600, but she comes from a low income family. Vanessa has a 1 out of 6 chance of graduating compared with a student from a higher income family, which has a 2 out 3 chance. The possibilities of a poor student with high SAT scores to graduate are very slim. Vanessa had a good SAT score, which allowed her to attend a good college, but she had a serious risk of failing. Comparing groups can…

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