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Fauria, Renee M.; Fuller, Matthew B. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2015
Researchers evaluated the effects of Educationally Purposeful Activities (EPAs) on transfer and nontransfer students' cumulative GPAs. Hierarchical, linear, and multiple regression models yielded seven statistically significant educationally purposeful items that influenced undergraduate student GPAs. Statistically significant positive EPAs for…
Descriptors: College Students, College Transfer Students, Grade Point Average, Regression (Statistics)
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Bir, Beth; Myrick, Mondrail – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
This study considered whether participation in a rigorous, intense summer bridge program had a significant effect on the academic success of African-American male and female students in developmental education, compared to nonparticipants, at a four-year Historically Black University in terms of retention, progression, and graduation from…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Murray, Christopher; Lombardi, Allison; Kosty, Derek – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2014
The current investigation examines profiles of postsecondary adjustment among college students with disabilities. Students' self-perceptions of practical gains, personal gains, educational gains, their overall satisfaction with postsecondary school, and their college GPA were subjected to a latent profile analysis. Results indicated that students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Profiles, Student Adjustment
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Laird, Thomas F. Nelson; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Blaich, Charles F. – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This study estimates the effects of a deep approaches to learning scale and its subscales on measures of students' critical thinking, need for cognition, and positive attitudes toward literacy, controlling for pre-college scores for the outcomes and other covariates. Results suggest reflection is critical to making gains across the outcomes.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cognitive Development, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
Since 2000, the "Measuring Up" report cards have evaluated the progress of the nation and individual states in providing Americans with education and training beyond high school through the bachelor's degree. The purpose of the series is to assist the nation and the states in improving higher education opportunity and effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
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Kuh, George D.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Change, 2004
In the minds of most people, the best colleges are those that are the most selective. The purpose of this document is to discover if students at more selective institutions have or take greater advantage of learning opportunities. Two independent datasets were used to research this idea. The first is the National Study of Student Learning (NSSL),…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation