Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Ruth L. Meese, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Peggy L. Tarpley, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Linda Tennison, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to examine student and staff perceptions of a point and level system at a specific alternative school. Ten students and four staff members were interviewed using a researcher developed table of questions. As this research was qualitative in nature, answers to the questions were analyzed for recurring themes. Ten themes were generated for students and eight themes were generated for staff. The results showed that students and staff held mixed feelings about the point and level system.



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