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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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Burns, Kathleen; Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill M.; Duncan, Mimi; Sweeney, Donald C., II. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This article presents an exploratory case study examining the effects of different early college credit programs on time to baccalaureate degree attainment at a metropolitan Midwestern United States land grant university. We developed a Cox proportional hazards regression model of a students' time to degree attainment as a function of their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education)
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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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Crank, Virginia; Heaser, Sara; Thoune, Darci L. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This article describes a revision of a first-year writing program curriculum using the pillars of the Reimagining the First-Year Program. The authors adapted principles related to mindset and habits of mind from both college retention scholarship and composition scholarship. After developing a research project in order to understand what elements…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Enrollment Influences, School Holding Power
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Clark, Kallie – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2019
High school GPAs (HSGPAs) are often perceived to represent inconsistent levels of readiness for college across high schools, while test scores (e.g., ACT scores) are seen as comparable. This study tests those assumptions, examining variation across high schools of both HSGPAs and ACT scores as measures of academic readiness for college. We find…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Readiness, Scores
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Allen, Jeff; Mattern, Krista; Ndum, Edwin – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
We derived an index of high school academic rigor (HSAR) by optimizing the prediction of first-year college GPA (FYGPA) based on high school courses taken, grades, and indicators of advanced coursework. Using a large data set and nominal parameterization of high school course outcomes, the HSAR index capitalizes on differential contributions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Difficulty Level, Prediction, Grade Point Average
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Miller, Laurie A.; Asarta, Carlos J.; Schmidt, James R. – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
The authors examine effects on student performance, from applying different deadline strategies to online assignments in face-to-face principles of macroeconomics courses. Students in one section were required to complete weekly adaptive learning assignments. Students in the second section were required to complete the adaptive assignments only…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Academic Achievement, Assignments, Time Management
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Roohr, Katrina; Olivera-Aguilar, Margarita; Ling, Guangming; Rikoon, Samuel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Twenty-first century and higher-learning skills such as critical thinking are highly desired for new college graduates entering the workplace, especially with rapid changing technology and a more globalized economy. As a result, the importance of critical thinking development at higher education institutions has increased. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, College Students, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
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Bennett, Daniel L.; Edwards, Elyssa; Ngai, Courtney – Educational Studies, 2019
We study the effects of homeschool background and time use on academic performance among students at Patrick Henry College, a private religious institution with a 63-credit core classical liberal arts curriculum. Using ordinary least squares regression analysis, we examine four research questions: (1) Does time use influence academic performance?…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Home Schooling, Private Colleges, Parent Background
Atchison, Eric S. – Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, 2019
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
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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Magiste, Edward J. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study determined that the addition of Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) attendance increased passage rates (from 66.5% to 82%) of first year students in English 101 courses. The model predicts first year students' performance in college writing, controlling for variables such as American College Test scores, and gender. A…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, College English, Predictor Variables
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Stone, Kari L.; Shaner, Sarah E.; Fendrick, Carol M. – Education Sciences, 2018
General Chemistry is a high impact course at Benedictine University where a large enrollment of ~250 students each year, coupled with low pass rates of a particularly vulnerable student population from a retention point of view (i.e., first-year college students), make it a strategic course on which to focus innovative pedagogical development.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Intervention
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Garcia, Tanya I.; Fasules, Megan L. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Colorado has the second most-educated adult populace, but largely because it imports college-educated labor from other states. Almost 56 percent of Coloradans have a high-quality certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or higher. Yet at the same time Colorado has the fifth lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. The state's…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
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
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