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Ngo, Federick; Astudillo, Samantha – Educational Researcher, 2019
Ineligibility for state financial aid has traditionally limited undocumented students' access to higher education. Since 2013, the California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (CA-DREAM) has made state-supported aid available to undocumented college students with demonstrated financial need. We use a difference-in-difference…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Nava, Imelda; Park, Jaime; Dockterman, Danny; Kawasaki, Jarod; Schweig, Jon; Quartz, Karen Hunter; Martinez, Jose Felipe – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study assesses the reliability of two observation rubrics, one in math and the other in science, and documents how the rubric data were used to inform a teacher education program. Classroom observations are typically considered essential for assessing teaching practice, yet many popular observation frameworks, while comprehensive in aim, do…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Although teacher educators may perceive their program and courses to be coherent, the question remains to what extent student teachers also are able to perceive the linkages within their programs. Coherence within teacher education programs is important for teacher candidates to build understanding of teaching. Our study draws upon survey data…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Bahr, Peter Riley; Fagioli, Loris P.; Hetts, John; Hayward, Craig; Willett, Terrence; Lamoree, Daniel; Newell, Mallory A.; Sorey, Ken; Baker, Rachel B. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Standardized placement tests remain the primary means by which new community college students are assessed and placed in the hierarchy of math and English coursework. A growing body of evidence indicates that placement tests tend to underestimate students' likelihood of achieving passing grades in college-level courses, leading to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Accuracy, Community Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Contreras, Frances; Fujimoto, Maria Oropeza – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
English Learners (ELs) represent critical mass of K-12 students in public schools across the nation. However, states have failed to improve EL student academic outcomes, including college readiness. In 2013, California altered its school funding policy, providing additional support for English learners. Drawing on Vertical Equity and a Critical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, English Language Learners, School Districts, Hispanic American 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
Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Corwin, Zoë B. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Over the past six years, the Pullias Center for Higher Education has been engaged in research designed to better understand the potential of digital tools to increase access to college. Their most recent $3.2 million "First in the World" (FITW) federal grant has enabled the Center to implement and evaluate an online game-based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Education, Higher Education, Intervention
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Deslonde, Vernell L.; Becerra, Michael D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
This exploratory case study examined high school counselors' (n=12) influence on the college enrollment decisions of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Study participants were employed across seven schools within the United States. The findings highlight five main themes: (a) school counselor as a source of college information, (b)…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Students, Enrollment, Socioeconomic Background
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Newman, Elizabeth; Baharav, Hadar – Learning Professional, 2018
In 2014, the close-knit education community in California's rural Humboldt county came together to address the potential to improve students' college readiness and completion. A diverse group of education leaders spanning K-12 through college formed the collaborative, with leadership from the Humboldt County Office of Education. The John W.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, School Districts, College Readiness, Counties
Ruble, Joel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory mixed methods study is to explain the association between priority registration and student success as measured by success in transfer level mathematics and English at Sierra College. In addition, it to explain student perceptions of priority registration and their success and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Registration, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Lyon, Edward G.; Stoddart, Trish; Bunch, George C.; Tolbert, Sara; Salinas, Ivan; Solis, Jorge – Science Education, 2018
This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
Fong, Anthony; Barrat, Vanessa; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2018
In 2015, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research commissioned an analytic study to determine the number of California students who were eligible to attend college within the University of California (UC) and/or the California State University (CSU) systems. The study, "University Eligibility Study for the Public High School Class of…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Data, Usability, High School Students
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