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Parker, Eugene T., III.; Kilgo, Cindy A.; Sheets, Jessica K. Ezell; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of internship participation on college students, specifically the effect on college GPA. Further, because of the capacity to disaggregate students by race in the sample, this study is significant because it provides much needed empirical evidence surrounding the impact of participation in…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Internship Programs, Student Participation, College Seniors
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For the 2014 study, "Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice," researchers measured the effects of attending Boston's charter high schools on students' reading and math achievement, high school graduation, and college outcomes. Six Boston charter schools that include one or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, Reading Achievement
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In the 2014 study, "Interactive Online Learning on Campus: Testing MOOCs and Other Platforms in Hybrid Formats in the University System of Maryland," researchers examined the impact of using hybrid forms of interactive online learning in seven undergraduate courses across seven universities in Maryland. Hybrid forms of interactive online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Research
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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Windsor, Alistair; Bargagliotti, Anna; Best, Rachel; Franceschetti, Donald; Haddock, John; Ivey, Stephanie; Russomanno, David – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
MemphiSTEP is a five-year STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) at the University of Memphis sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The project focuses on retention and persistence to graduation to increase the number of STEM majors and graduates. The project includes a range of student retention programs, including a Summer Mathematics…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Majors (Students)
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Summers, Emily J.; Acee, Taylor W.; Ryser, Gail R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2015
We investigated students' academic achievement in three high-enrollment, introductory-level history sections at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. Using a conditional indirect-effects model, we analyzed supplemental instruction (SI) attendance and class absences as predictors of course success, after accounting for sex, ethnicity/race,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Windham, Melissa H.; Rehfuss, Mark C.; Williams, Cyrus R.; Pugh, Jason V.; Tincher-Ladner, Lynn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Close to half of all community college students leave before obtaining their stated goals. In order to determine what student characteristics increase community college student retention, with a heightened interest on the predictive nature of taking a student success course, a post-facto quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine whether…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics
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Xu, Di; Jaggars, Shanna S. – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines the performance gap between online and face-to-face courses and how the size of that gap differs across student subgroups and academic subject areas. While all types of students in the study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Rodgers, Kathy; Blunt, Shelly; Trible, Linda – NACADA Journal, 2014
Increasing numbers of underprepared students are admitted to colleges and universities with aspirations of earning a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. Transitioning to college is difficult for all students, but can be especially challenging for the underprepared STEM student. Many of these students are…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Advising, College Readiness, At Risk Students
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Drane, Denise; Micari, Marina; Light, Gregory – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2014
Peer-led small-group learning has been used quite extensively in the US to enhance performance and retention of undergraduate students in science, math, and engineering classes. This study presents the results from an evaluation of a peer-led small-group programme at a research university in the US over a 10-year period across five disciplines…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence
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Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Barber, Paul H.; Hasson, Tama – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
The 6-yr degree-completion rate of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at U.S. colleges and universities is less than 40%. Persistence among women and underrepresented minorities (URMs), including African-American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander students, is even more troubling, as these…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Hu, Weiwei; Pathak, Parag A. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
One of the most wideranging reforms in public education in the last decade has been the reorganization of large comprehensive high schools into small schools with roughly 100 students per grade. We use assignment lotteries embedded in New York City's high school match to estimate the effects of attendance at a new small high school on student…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission, Competitive Selection
Edgecombe, Nikki; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Baker, Elaine DeLott; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
Originally designed for students who test into at least two levels of developmental education in a particular subject area, FastStart is a compressed course program model launched in 2005 at the Community College of Denver (CCD). The program combines multiple semester-length courses into a single intensive semester, while providing case…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, College Credits, Developmental Studies Programs, Career Exploration
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Popiolek, Gene; Fine, Ricka; Eilman, Valerie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
This study extends and makes unique methodological contributions to research on the impact of learning communities (LCs) on community college students. Much of the previous research was short-term, lacked adequate comparison groups, and focused on four-year college students. This four-year study controlled for instructor-related variables by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Sondergeld, Toni A.; Fischer, John M.; Samel, Arthur N.; Knaggs, Christine M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
It is widely accepted that postsecondary education has become a necessity for US youth. College access, however, has been found not to be equal for all. As a result, federally funded college-readiness programs, such as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), have been established to increase the numbers of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Economically Disadvantaged, Access to Education, Quasiexperimental Design
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