Recommendations for Solving Equity Gaps at James Monroe High School, Virginia
School of Education, Liberty University
In partial fulfillment of EDUC 816
I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Liberty Student
May 4, 2022
James Monroe High School,
142 James Monroe Drive,
Lindside, WV 24951
I am writing to you seeking permission to conduct applied research in education at James Monroe High School. The research is crucial for the partial fulfillment of my doctoral study program, which I am currently undertaking at Liberty University. The study aims to provide recommendations for solving equity gaps at James Monroe High School, Virginia. The research comes after I discovered that only 28% of the students from low-income and underserved communities at James Monroe High School were ready for college compared to the state average of 84% for all students. The pattern is worrying and needs an urgent solution.
The central question is how can the gaps in college readiness between students from low-income and underserved communities and those from wealthy and majority groups be eliminated? In addressing the central question, I will need different forms of data. One type of data I will require regards demographic. Demographic data will help me with the student enrollment ratio and the factors that impact it. Secondly, I will need program data that indicates the school curriculum and how the educators train the students. Lastly, I will need achievement data detailing learners’ overall and individual subject performances. Performance data will help in proving the stated problem and developing solutions. I intend to begin conducting the research at the school from (put date) to (put date).