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High School Principals' Conceptualization of Equity While Detracking

Sat, April 10, 4:10 to 5:40pm EDT (4:10 to 5:40pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Tracking and Detracking Paper and Symposium Sessions


This phenomenological interview study of high school principals in a Northeastern state uses Critical Race Theory to understand principals’ conceptualizations of equity in relation to detracking policy to better understand how they perceive equity and how that perception is connected to the type of detracking reform they are leading. I will uncover whether or not principals’ perceptions of the purpose of detracking align with the purpose outlined in the literature. Additionally, I will explore the relationship between their perceptions of equity as it relates to detracking and the type of detracking reform implemented at their school.