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Martin, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The author explored the self-efficacy in students with low American College Testing (ACT) scores in an experiential learning environment in a private four-year institution of higher education. Prior to this study it was unknown if students with low ACT scores prior to entering higher education reported a change in personal self-efficacy after…
Descriptors: Scores, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Edwards, Jamone – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to identify the current state of ACT preparedness and implement strategies appropriate to improving reading ACT scores at NPHS. This study was a mixed method study. The purpose for combining quantitative and qualitative data was to capture both perspectives of research. The use of qualitative data,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Reading Tests
Childs, Kelly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the relationship between a non-Power Five Cinderella team in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and institutional financial and admissions factors. The purpose of this study was to examine what, if anything, changes for a non-Power Five school who makes the March Madness tournament as compared to those similar…
Descriptors: Correlation, Team Sports, College Athletics, College Admission
Pennant, Genise Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study attempts to determine whether there is a statistically significant relationship between undergraduate African-American admissions for both test-optional and traditional institutions. The posed research questions addressed whether test-optional admissions have increased African-American admissions since the longitudinal study by Bates…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, College Admission, Correlation
Caster, Timari T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study endeavored to determine if teaching test-taking strategies had an impact on the students' performance on the ACT science subsection exam. Students received test-taking strategies instruction for the ACT science subsection exam. Students were administered a pre-and post-test, confidence survey, and strategies ranking list. The study also…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Science Achievement, Self Esteem, Algebra
Dolezal, Dennis W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New ways of managing schools that save money while providing the same quality of education is always a goal. The saving of money is always needed to assure that we make the most of our tax dollars without spending more than is required. The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the relationship between student test scores from a…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Attendance, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
Smith, Kestrel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explores the accessibility of SAT and ACT standardized tests and related preparatory resources in relation to Native communities. The ultimate goal of this research is twofold. First, to help identify some of the barriers to educational access experienced by Native students, and second, to use this information to increase…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, American Indian Education, Critical Theory
Boschert, Barbara N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
At-risk students arrive on community college campuses lacking the proper preparedness to cope with the complexity of assigned reading. This study investigated whether using metacognitive prompts could improve both the metacognition and reading comprehension of at-risk community college students in a Western Civilization I class. The use of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students
Gurley, Donna L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A sample of 130 students from a mid-sized research university in the southern United States were asked questions about their note-taking practices, particularly about the percentage of classes in which they had taken notes on a laptop for both the previous semester and for their entire undergraduate career. Note-taking method was then entered as…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Notetaking, Grade Point Average, Correlation
Loden, Lisa Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Remedial mathematics has been considered the roadblock to obtaining a college degree by students and educators for years. The purpose of this research is to determine the optimal time and delivery method of the three presented (fully module, module with a traditional lecture component, and fully on-line) for teaching remedial mathematics. This is…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Conventional Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
Perkins-Holtsclaw, Kala Jenea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the United States struggles to be globally competitive with the number of students completing a college degree higher education leaders continue seeking answers to improving student retention and graduation rates. Decades of research has been conducted on investigating factors that impact student retention and graduation with the majority of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, College Students, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
Phipps, Michelle McCloud – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if students scored significantly higher on the ACT after taking precalculus than they had scored on the ACT prior to taking precalculus. The researcher investigated whether there is an increase, not only in ACT composite scores, but also in ACT math subtest scores after high school students completed a…
Descriptors: Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, High Schools
Cushing, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the last 30 years, public school administrators have spent a great deal of time and resources attempting to increase the achievement level of high school students throughout the United States. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively investigate and examine the relationship of one-to-one technology on the math and English achievement…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, English
Jozsa, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past three decades, researchers have found cooperative learning to have positive effects on student achievement in various subject areas and levels in education. However, there are limited studies on the impact of cooperative learning on student achievement in the area of high school mathematics. This study examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Advanced Courses, Algebra, Trigonometry
Frost, Mandy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative ex post facto study investigated the effects of career academies on academic achievement and college readiness. A total of 1,206 12th-grade participants (196 career academy and 1,010 nonacademy students) were used in this study. These participants came from six high schools located in one large urban school district. Each of the…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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