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Williams, Raunda; Smiley, Ellen; Davis, Ronnie; Lamb, Teryana – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictability of selected cognitive and non-cognitive factors on retention. Data was collected from 822 first-time-freshmen college students at a four-year institution of higher learning. The material was analyzed using specific predictors of Fall 2012 to Spring 2013 retention. These cognitive and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Student College Relationship
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Kim, Soobin; Wallsworth, Gregory; Xu, Ran; Schneider, Barbara; Frank, Kenneth; Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is a statewide college-preparatory policy that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Using detailed Michigan high school transcript data, this article examines the effect of the MMC on various students' course-taking and achievement outcomes. Our analyses suggest that (a) post-MMC cohorts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Achievement
Anderson, Drew M.; Holt, Janet K. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
Most students finish high school with low levels of financial knowledge, yet they are months away from important decisions about how to finance college. Students may not know about family finances, even though parental income is a key determinant of financial aid for college. This study measures the financial knowledge of high school students by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Parents, Family Income, Knowledge Level
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Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge…
Descriptors: Psychology, Item Response Theory, Computer Software, Research Methodology
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
The "ACT Aspire"™ system provides a longitudinal, systematic approach for assessing and monitoring students' preparation for high school studies and readiness for college and career. "ACT Aspire"™ includes assessments for students from grade 3 through early high school in five subject areas: English, mathematics, reading,…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Student Evaluation, High School Students, College Readiness
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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M. – College and University, 2017
In 2016, more than 1.6 million students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a standardized college admissions test (College Board 2016a). Researchers have estimated that 33 percent of students who take the SAT participate in some mode of formal test preparation, such as private tutoring or classes, to prepare for the exam (Buchmann, Condron…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Meta Analysis, College Admission
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Davis, Matthew; Heller, Blake – Education Next, 2017
Do "no excuses" charter high schools merely help students succeed on standardized tests? Are their students more likely to succeed after they leave school behind? Is it test prep, or true learning? Little prior research is available on this question. Although there is a robust positive correlation between test performance and college…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High School Students, Scores, Public Schools
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Rasinski, Timothy V.; Chang, Shu-Ching; Edmondson, Elizabeth; Nageldinger, James; Nigh, Jennifer; Remark, Linda; Kenney, Kristen Srsen; Walsh-Moorman, Elizabeth; Yildirim, Kasim; Nichols, William Dee; Paige, David D.; Rupley, William H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
The Common Core State Standards suggest that an appropriate goal for secondary education is college and career readiness. Previous research has identified reading fluency as a critical component for proficient reading. One component of fluency is word recognition accuracy and automaticity. The present study attempted to determine the word…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, College Readiness, Accuracy, Scores
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Blankenberger, Bob; Lichtenberger, Eric; Witt, M. Allison; Franklin, Doug – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Illinois education policymakers have adopted the completion agenda that emphasizes increasing postsecondary credential attainment. Meeting completion agenda goals necessitates addressing the achievement gap. To aid in developing policy to support improved completion, this study analyzes a comprehensive statewide dataset of the 2003 Illinois high…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Postsecondary Education, Achievement Gap, Graduation
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Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Hazari, Zahra – American Secondary Education, 2017
Using data from the first National study on high school preparation for college calculus success, the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) project, this article connects student high school instructional experiences to college calculus performance. The findings reported here reveal that students were better prepared for…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics, Calculus
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Kollasch, Aurelia; Sun, Jie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Improving student persistence, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, continues to be at the forefront of national educational policy discussions. Living in university housing, with its focus specifically on assisting students in transition, has consistently been positively related to student persistence.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
Astin, Alexander W. – Liberal Education, 2017
The social and economic inequities in America's K-12 education system are well known, what with a rapidly expanding system of expensive private schools and the striking contrasts between urban and suburban public schools. America's higher education system, on the other hand, is generally regarded as far more equitable, given that each of the fifty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Mattern, Krista; Sanchez, Edgar; Ndum, Edwin – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2017
In the context of college admissions, the current study examined whether differential prediction of first-year grade point average (FYGPA) by gender could be explained by an omitted variable problem--namely, academic discipline, or the amount of effort a student puts into schoolwork and the degree to which a student sees him/herself as hardworking…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average
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Cousins-Cooper, Kathy; Staley, Katrina N.; Kim, Seongtae; Luke, Nicholas S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the Emporium instructional method in a course of college algebra and trigonometry by comparing to the traditional lecture method. The math emporium method is a nontraditional instructional method of learning math that has been implemented at several universities with much success and has been…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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