Online Credit Recovery Programs Research Proposal by ABCs

Online Credit Recovery Programs
A research proposal to evaluate online credit recovery programs.
# 111521 | 2,365 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper explains that online credit recovery programs are a way to insure optimum high school graduation by providing second-chance opportunities for students who have failed classes. The author describes a research project to assess the effectiveness of online credit recovery programs by comparing two online credit recovery programs: one implemented and designed by a commercial educational resource company, Aventa Learning, and another called the Georgia Virtual School under the auspices of the state of Georgia. The paper relates that weaknesses of this design is a shortage of currently available data, the probability of errors with only two programs being studied and the unreliability of former students answering opinion questions positively.

Table of Contents:
Mixed Method Research Design
Integration of Data
Quantitative Validation and Qualitative Verification
Ethical Considerations and Role or the Researcher
Strengths and Challenges and Summary

From the Paper:

"In order to evaluate the success of both programs, researchers must rate them in terms of success rates in addition to graduation rates. In order to do this, researchers can conduct opinion polls of students taking the programs, asking them whether or not the material was easier to understand or moved at a better pace in the online programs as opposed to the courses they failed. Additionally, researchers must conduct tests five years after the students graduate in order to determine their success rate in terms of income, profession, and community involvement."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Aventa Learning." (2008). Retrieved August 2, 2008 from Aventa Learning Web site:
  • Blohm, C. (2008). Aventa Learning Introduces Comprehensive Online Credit Recovery Program to Help At-Risk and ELL Students Succeed. Retrieved August 2, 2008, from the Aventa Learning Web Site:
  • Gootman, Elissa and Coutts, Sharona. (2008). Lacking Credits, Some Students Learn a Shortcut. Retrieved August 2, 2008, from The New York Times Web Site:
  • Greene, Jay P. (2002). High School Graduation Rates in the United States. Retrieved August 2, 2008, from the Manhattan Institute For Policy Research Web site:
  • Heckman, James J. and LaFontaine, Paul. (2008). The Declining American High School Graduation Rate: Evidence, Success, and Consequences. Retrieved August 2, 2008, from the National Bureau of Economic Research Web site:

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Online Credit Recovery Programs (2009, January 23) Retrieved August 13, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Online Credit Recovery Programs" 23 January 2009. Web. 13 August. 2020. <>