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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Shewach, Oren R.; McNeal, Kyle D.; Kuncel, Nathan R.; Sackett, Paul R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
College students commonly have considerable course choice, and they can differ substantially in the proportion of their coursework taken at an advanced level. While advanced coursework is generally viewed as a desirable component of a student's education, research has rarely explored differences in student course-taking patterns as a measure of…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Course Selection (Students), Cognitive Ability, Grade Point Average
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
Kurlaender, Michal; Cohen, Kramer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), implemented in California in 2014-15 as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, is designed to evaluate students' levels of college and career readiness. Student scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment are currently used for both accountability and school improvement…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Readiness, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Marini, Jessica P.; Beard, Jonathan; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2018
Admission offices at colleges and universities often use SAT® scores to make decisions about applicants for their incoming class. Many institutions use prediction models to quantify a student's potential for success using various measures, including SAT scores (NACAC, 2016). In March 2016, the College Board introduced a redesigned SAT that better…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Knowledge Level, College Readiness
Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
Kurlaender, Michal; Kramer, K. A.; Jackson, Erika – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
In 2014, the state of California implemented the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in order to align state assessment and accountability policies with the newly adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS). At the heart of the new performance and accountability system is the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The Smarter…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Common Core State Standards, Student Evaluation, College Readiness
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja; Godfrey, Kelly – College Board, 2018
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Scores, College Credits
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Ashraf, Rasha; Godbey, Jonathan M.; Shrikhande, Milind M.; Widman, Tracy A. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
We examine whether college students' persistence in finding a suitable major field of study influences the likelihood of graduation. We find that students who make an effort to select a suitable major early in their college careers graduate in a more timely fashion. Although changing majors is associated with delayed graduation, struggling…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Majors (Students), Graduation, College Students
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Mathers, Catherine E.; Finney, Sara J.; Hathcoat, John D. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Answering a call put forth decades ago by the higher education community and the federal government, we investigated the impact of US college coursework on student learning gains. Students gained, on average, 3.72 points on a 66-item test of quantitative and scientific reasoning after experiencing 1.5 years of college. Gain scores were unrelated…
Descriptors: College Students, Achievement Gains, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Carter, Christina L.; Carter, Randolph L.; Foss, Alexander H. – AERA Open, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of flipping the classroom on final exam scores in a terminal general education college mathematics course for a diverse student population. We employed a quasiexperimental design. Seven instructors collectively taught 13 sections of each pedagogy (flipped/traditional). Six hundred thirty-two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Chen, Jin; Zerquera, Desiree – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Focusing on a cohort of high school students from a Midwest metropolitan region, this study combines multiple sources of data and uses a multinomial logistic regression to model student postsecondary choices with respect to whether and where to attend college. Specifically, we examined the enrollment patterns by proximity to the home region and…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Choice, Regression (Statistics), Enrollment
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2018
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2018. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
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