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Adelman, Clifford – 1999
This study of degree completion followed a national cohort of students from 10th grade (in 1980) through 1993 (High School and Beyond/Sophomore data base). Data included high school and college transcripts, test scores, and surveys. Using linear regression techniques, the study identified a model that accounts for about 43 percent of the variance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, College Admission
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Monk, David H. – Economics of Education Review, 1994
Uses data from the Longitudinal Survey of American Youth to examine the effects of secondary teachers' mathematics and science subject matter preparation on pupil performance gains. Teacher knowledge level positively affects students' learning gains. Effects of subject matter preparation diminish with time and vary across different types of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Knowledge Level, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Teachers
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Hallinger, Philip; Heck, Ronald H. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 1998
Reviews 1980-95 research exploring the relationship between principal leadership and student achievement. Principals exercise a measurable, but indirect, influence on school effectiveness and student achievement via vision, mission, and goals. Previously described discrepancies may be attributable to researchers' conceptual and methodological…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation
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Cummins, Jim – 1979
The existence of a global language proficiency factor is discussed. This factor, cognitive/academic language proficiency (CALP), is directly related to IQ and to other aspects of academic achievement. It accounts for the bulk of reliable variance in a wide variety of language learning measures. Three propositions concerning CALP are reviewed. (1)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
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Edmonds, Ronald – Educational Leadership, 1979
Research findings reinforce the relevance to pupil performance of the institutional elements of leadership, expectations, and atmosphere. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Cooper, Harris; Nye, Barbara; Charlton, Kelly; Lindsay, James; Greathouse, Scott – Review of Educational Research, 1996
A review of 39 studies indicates that achievement-test scores decline over summer vacation. Meta-analysis results from combining the 13 most recent studies indicate that the summer loss equals about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale. Discusses implications for school calendar changes. Contains 68 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Hakuta, Kenji; Butler, Yuko Goto; Witt, Daria – 2000
This document discusses research findings related to the question of how long language minority students need special services such as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses or bilingual education before they develop oral and academic English proficiency. It draws conclusions based on a study of four different school districts, two in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Policy
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