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Angrove, Kay E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the relationship between (a) student demographic variables (i.e., ethnicity, gender, first generation status, low income), college admission variables (i.e., admission status, SAT/ACT scores, remediation requirements), and (b) GPA and retention was influenced by first-year…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, First Generation College Students
Atchison, E. S. – Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, 2017
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning serves as the governing board overseeing the eight public universities in Mississippi, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center located in Jackson. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the accrediting body for each of the public universities in Mississippi.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Public Colleges, Research and Development
Childs, Joe L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The extensive body of research into the relationship between online dual credit coursework and the academic success in subsequent coursework for South Dakota students is not well known. South Dakota students are flocking toward the online dual credit option for a number of reasons--reduction in tuition, expedient degree attainment, and to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Dual Enrollment, Rural Schools, High School Students
Mays, Trilla A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Administrators of nursing programs in community colleges are aware of the need to retain and to graduate students to meet the growing demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). High attrition in a 2-year nursing program in South Carolina affected the number of students either graduating as a LPN after completing the third semester, or continuing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence
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Michael, Jessica M.; Morris-Dueer, Vicky; Reichert, M. Shawn – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
In this research, we examine the first-year student participants in a first-year seminar outdoor orientation program (OOP) compared to first-year students who participate in the traditional first-year seminar at a large research institution. The effect of residency status, gender, and ethnicity on the students' success suggests that OOP…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Orientation, First Year Seminars, Graduation Rate
Silvas, Rebeka A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Retention is high on the list of priorities for both college and university administrators, as well as policy makers. It raises the question what high school data are known before a student attends a college that are predictive of student retention? This study examined 3445 first-time-in-college students from three academic years. Predictors…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Predictor Variables, Age Differences
Louisiana Board of Regents, 2017
The Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (subsequently renamed the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS) was created via ACT 1375 during the 1997 Regular Legislative Session. The first college freshman class to receive TOPS awards entered postsecondary education in the fall of 1998. ACT 1202 of the 2001 Regular Legislative Session…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Secondary School Curriculum, High School Graduates
Walters, Nancy; DeSalvo, Alaina; Shafer, Shakiya – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
Minnesota's Intervention for College Attendance Program (ICAP) is a program of competitive grants awarded to postsecondary institutions, professional organizations and community-based organizations. Funded programs focus on increasing the access and success of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education by strengthening their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, College Preparation, Enrichment Activities
Travers, Steven T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many developmental mathematics programs at community colleges in recent years have undergone a process of redesign in an attempt increase the historical poor rate of student successful completion of required developmental coursework. Various curriculum and instructional design models that incorporate methods of avoiding and accelerating the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Acceleration (Education)
Sander, Joseph G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is an abundance of research associated with the belief that factors such as educational expenditures, socioeconomic demographics, geographic location, district size and school funding have a relationship to student achievement. This study provides insight into the relationship between these factors and the effect it has on student academic…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Educational Finance, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Atkins, Charlene; Beggs, C. T. – NADE Digest, 2017
This study compares the results of a developmental co-requisite program with those of a traditional pre-requisite program in an attempt to determine whether the two models provide equivalent levels of effectiveness and efficiency. The research focused on gateway course completion scores and final exam scores for undergraduate students enrolled in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Success
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
In order to comply with the regulations put forth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to submit evidence associated with their statewide accountability systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Thirty-eight states submitted…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, High School Students
DeGrow, Ben; Klingler, Ronald – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2017
The 2016 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the third edition in a series of analyses designed to measure high school performance. The first report was published in 2012 (ED541512) and was followed by a 2014 analysis (ED560065). This report is a school-level assessment of academic performance based on a four-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Schools, High School Students, Standardized Tests
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Childers, Annie Burns; Lu, Lianfang – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Failures of developmental mathematics education are no secret. As a response to improve the success of students enrolled in these courses, different redesign efforts have been implemented across the country. This study reports on one redesign effort that began in Fall 2012. The new design consisted of mastery learning in computer-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mastery Learning, Remedial Mathematics, College Mathematics
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Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Porter, Stephen R.; Rogers, Jim – AERA Open, 2017
In recent years, student surveys have played an increasingly large role in educational research, policy making, and, particularly, accountability efforts. However, research on the accuracy of students' self-reports about themselves and their education is limited to analyses of overall grade point average and ACT/SAT standardized test scores. Using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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