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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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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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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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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