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Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
Advocating for quality early care and education has been an Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) priority for many years, starting with the commitment to ensure that children in disadvantaged communities have the opportunity for state-funded, full-day preschool. ACNJ firmly believes that the path to success in school and in life starts with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality, Access to Education
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
Of all students who started college in fall 2016, 73.9 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2017, while 61.6 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Educational Trends
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Achieve, Inc., 2018
In today's economy, preparation for career or college is essential. Yet too few students graduate with the knowledge or skills to directly enter college or a career. The time students spend in on-the-job training or catching up in remedial courses cost students and their families more both in time and money. Many of these students are caught off…
Descriptors: State Standards, Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Riethmiller, Megan; Urban, Nathaniel; Kempson, Lauri – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Ten years ago, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) gathered data on 100 colleges from the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Best Colleges and Universities." ACTA questioned whether these elite institutions were requiring their students to take rigorous, college-level courses in the core areas crucial for…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, Public Colleges
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
This Snapshot Report is based on the cohort of fall 2011 entering students extracted for NSC Signature Report #14: A National View of Student Completion Rates. There were two major changes from prior versions of the report on completion rates that pertained to cohort definitions: (1) All-years look-back for prior enrollments: Data limitations in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Success, Part Time Students, Full Time Students
Zeiser, Kristina; Scholz, Carrie; Cirks, Victoria – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The study, "Maximizing Student Agency: Implementing and Measuring Student-Centered Learning Practices," aims to identify the instructional practices that may be useful for the development of different aspects of student agency (i.e., self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, and persistence) and determine whether these instructional…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Individual Power, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Shapiro, Doug; Dundar, Afet; Huie, Faye; Wakhungu, Phoebe Khasiala; Bhimdiwali, Ayesha; Nathan, Angel; Youngsik, Hwang – National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
This report is the third in the series of reports that examine national postsecondary student transfer pathways and patterns. Whereas the last two reports focused on the fall 2006 and fall 2008 cohorts, this specific report focuses on the cohort of students who started postsecondary education in fall 2011. Previous transfer and mobility reports…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, College Transfer Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Heslop, Joanne – Student Transitions Project, 2018
The Student Transitions Project is British Columbia's collaborative research project that measures student success from the K-12 to post -secondary systems. This system-wide partnership, involving B.C.'s education and advanced education ministries and public postsecondary institutions, is tracking student success by reporting on student transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Enrollment, Public Colleges
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2018
OrchKids has been offering free, year-round music-based programming to students across Baltimore for 10 years. In school year (SY) 2017-18, its out-of-school-time (OST) program was based in six schools and served over 1,000 children in pre-K through 10th grade. The primary goal of OrchKids is to expose students and their family members to music…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Music Education, Urban Programs, Student Mobility
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2018
The "Statistics report on TEQSA registered higher education providers 2018" (the Statistics Report) is the fifth release of selected higher education sector data held by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for its quality assurance activities. It provides a snapshot and time series of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty, Educational Finance
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2018
This report is the fourth release of financial information held by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It provides a snapshot of selected key financial metrics across the Australian higher education sector. Data in this report have been sourced from TEQSA's 2017 data collection and relate to financial years ended from 31…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Vocational Education
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2018
This report informs the Hon Dan Tehan, Minister for Education, the Parliament of Australia, the Australian higher education community and the general public about the performance of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA or the agency) during the financial year ending June 30, 2018. Prepared according to parliamentary reporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Academic Standards, Accountability
Klepfer, Kasey; Ashton, Bryan; Bradley, Dwuana; Fernandez, Christopher; Wartel, Max; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2018
There is growing recognition that the interplay of student collegiate finances and academic performance influences key student outcomes like retention and graduation. Students experiencing high levels of stress related to finances and meeting basic needs may struggle to reach their academic potential. The Spring 2018 implementation of the Student…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Financial Needs
Avvisati, Francesco; Cherian, Michelle; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Fitzpatrick, Manuela; Pacileo, Bonaventura; Toledo, Diana – OECD Publishing, 2018
Ibero-America is a land of untapped potential. The region is young, facing a unique demographic opportunity. This demographic bonus opens a window of opportunity for inclusive growth in the region, with equitable and high-quality education being a potential driver of domestic growth to support future progress. The social and economic progress of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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