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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2017
This report provides the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving "three key priorities" for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary education in Nebraska; (2) Increase the percentage of students who enroll and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment
Flory, Michael; Sun, Chris – CNA Corporation, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides greater flexibility in state accountability systems than did previous federal legislation. In response, many states continue to refine their accountability systems to include college readiness tests, including college admissions and placement exams. This paper summarizes perspectives of K-12…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Entrance Examinations, Student Placement, Educational Legislation
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Lee, Jaekyung; Weis, Lois; Liu, Keqiao; Kang, Chungseo – Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Through multilevel analyses of Educational Longitudinal Study and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)-Barron's data sets, this study examined unequal chances for college enrollment for students from different high school types and locations. The study shows that students from more privileged high school sectors are able to maximize…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Private Schools
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Musah, Rabi A.; Ford, Michael – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Although there is a large body of research on the effectiveness of supplemental instruction for college undergraduates, very little of it has focused on transfer students, who often confront additional sources of stress and historically perform more poorly than their native student counterparts. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students, Peer Teaching
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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Frey, Regina F.; Cahill, Michael J.; McDaniel, Mark A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
One primary goal of many science courses is for students to learn creative problem-solving skills; that is, integrating concepts, explaining concepts in a problem context, and using concepts to solve problems. However, what science instructors see is that many students, even those having excellent SAT/ACT and Advanced Placement scores, struggle in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Chemistry
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McCreath, Graham A.; Linehan, Cormac M. J.; Mar, Raymond A. – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Individuals who read more tend to have stronger verbal skills than those who read less. Interestingly, what you read may make a difference. Past studies have found that reading narrative fiction, but not expository nonfiction, predicts verbal ability. Why this difference exists is not known. Here we investigate one possibility: whether fiction…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Fiction, Predictor Variables, Verbal Ability
Smith, Ellen M. T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
An equitable predictor of academic success is needed as nursing education strives toward comprehensive preparation of diverse nursing students. The purpose of this study was to discover how Sedlacek's (2004a) Noncognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) and Duckworth & Quinn's (2009) Grit-S predicted baccalaureate nursing student academic performance and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, College Entrance Examinations
Durham, Rachel E.; Ruiz, Rudy; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2017
This Fact Book follows a series of reports completed by the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) between 2011 and 2015, that examined Baltimore City graduates' enrollment in college and later degree completion (Durham, Stein, & Connolly, 2015; Durham & Olson, 2013; Durham & Westlund, 2011), as well as indicators of college…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, College Attendance, College Graduates, High School Graduates
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Borman, Trisha; Margolin, Jonathan; Garland, Marshall; Rapaport, Amie; Park, So Jung; LiCalsi, Christina – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
Nationwide, Hispanic students continue to be underrepresented among students who complete a four-year degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields (National Center for Education Statistics, 2016) and among workers in STEM fields. This discrepancy is a concern, especially in light of the projected growth in employment in STEM…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Educational Indicators, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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McCarthy, Cheryl; Blake, Sally – SRATE Journal, 2017
The role of teachers in fostering creative processes in children is essential. However, high stakes instruction and teaching to the test inundates our current classrooms. This study explores the relationship between ACT/SAT scores and creativity among pre-service teachers. One hundred eighteen undergraduate students identified as Education majors…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, College Entrance Examinations
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Shewach, Oren R.; Shen, Winny; Sackett, Paul R.; Kuncel, Nathan R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2017
The literature on differential prediction of college performance of racial/ethnic minority students for standardized tests and high school grades indicates the use of these predictors often results in overprediction of minority student performance. However, these studies typically involve native English-speaking students. In contrast, a smaller…
Descriptors: Prediction, Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests, High School Students
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Sellami, Nadia; Shaked, Shanna; Laski, Frank A.; Eagan, Kevin M.; Sanders, Erin R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Learning assistant (LA) programs have been implemented at a range of institutions, usually as part of a comprehensive curricular transformation accompanied by a pedagogical switch to active learning. While this shift in pedagogy has led to increased student learning gains, the positive effect of LAs has not yet been distinguished from that of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction
Staats, Tiffany Glenda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative record of study was to explore the relationship between performance on EBRW scores on the SAT and participation in dual credit, advanced placement, or on-level junior English coursework. In addition, the relationship between participation in a collegiate academy magnet program and SAT performance was also of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, High Schools
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Mould, Tom; DeLoach, Stephen B. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
While studies of predictive factors for success in honors have been increasingly creative and expansive on what these factors might include, they have rarely challenged the dominant, virtually monolithic definitions of success. The majority of studies measure success either by collegiate grade point averages (GPAs) or retention rates in honors,…
Descriptors: College Students, Grade Point Average, Honors Curriculum, Alternative Assessment
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