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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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Culver, K. C.; Braxton, John; Pascarella, Ernie – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
While previous research has examined outcomes related to academic rigor, mixed findings have resulted from differing conceptualizations of rigor as well as varying methodological approaches. Defining rigor as those in-class practices and assignments that require students to engage in deep learning and demonstrate cognitive complexity, we use…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Lifelong Learning, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Ray, Amber B.; Graham, Steve; Liu, Xinghua – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Strategies instruction has improved the writing of high school struggling writers in previous studies, including students with disabilities. This study examined the effectiveness of argumentative writing instruction for the ACT writing exam using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model with high school students with disabilities or…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Students with Disabilities
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Woldeab, Daniel; Brothen, Thomas – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2019
It is safe to say that online leaning has found a permanent place in higher education. Conventional higher education institutions are also gradually embracing it across the United States. As online learning surfaces as the new model of contemporary education both in the United States and worldwide, ensuring exam integrity in the online environment…
Descriptors: Supervision, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Anxiety, Performance Factors
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Burkham, Jonathan Mann – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study examines the reasons for underrepresentation in enrollment of Latinos in comparison with all students at a predominantly White public university. Using a quantitative analysis of student enrollment data, including residential location and grade point average, combined with a more qualitative analysis of household survey responses, this…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Poverty, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income
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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
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Li, Yaoran; Sheldon, Kennon M.; Rouder, Jeffrey N.; Bergin, David A.; Geary, David C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Self-referent performance beliefs can influence people's decision making related to long-term goals. Current measures of such beliefs, however, do not explicitly focus on the long-term aspects of goal achievement. We introduce a new concept, Long-Term Prospects (LTP), which is defined as the self-perception that one can maintain the continuous…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Klimek, Scott G. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
1,127 U.S. high school senior and college undergraduate perceptions of teaching's prestige, status, and esteem were explored in this study. The population consisted of 302 high school seniors and 825 college undergraduates from the Midwestern region of the United States. The study included 51 statements where participants rated their perceptions…
Descriptors: Reputation, Value Judgment, High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students
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Dame, L.; Aryal, B.; Huq, A.; Prat-Resina, X. – PRIMUS, 2019
Students entering health sciences programs may face challenges on their road to successful completion and possible entry to medical school in the area of preparedness in quantitative skills. At our institution, faculty analyzed evidence of these challenges including performance on the ACT Math Test, an in-house math placement test and quantitative…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Algebra