The purpose of this study is to test the processes that transform racial and class-based hierarchies into the hierarchical tracking system embedded in the educational system. The analysis focused on the testing of three potential mediators of the association between race and socioeconomic status and track placement outcomes. The potential mediating variables were parental engagement, interactions with influential actors, and experiences of teacher treatment. The data set analyzed was the High School Longitudinal Survey (HSLS), which is a nationally representative dataset collected in waves from 2009 to 2016. The results indicate that there was no significant mediation by the potential mediators of the association between race and socioeconomic status and track placement outcomes. There was, however, a significant and independent association between these three variables and track placement. This indicates the need to further explore the complex processes that transmit student characteristics into their track position.
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About this Master's Thesis
|Committee Chair / Thesis Advisor
|The Process of Racialized and Classed Systems of Tracking ()
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