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Cook, Emily E.; Turner, Sarah – AERA Open, 2019
When students with the capacity to succeed in a 4-year college do not take a college admission test, this represents a potential loss of opportunity for students and colleges alike. However, the costs of testing--both pecuniary and nonpecuniary--may exceed the benefits for students who lack the interest in or qualifications for college attendance.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Graduates, Aptitude Tests, High Schools
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2018
This brief is the 10th entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about New Hampshire's private schools from a survey conducted by EdChoice. These survey data--which include New Hampshire's private schools' open seats, tuition and fees, regulatory concerns, and interest in educational choice programs--paint a…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Houston Independent School District (HISD) District and School Profiles provides parents, staff, community members, and other interested parties summary information regarding student performance and outcomes, demographics, and school programs for each HISD school covering the last five years. These profiles are divided by instructional level:…
Descriptors: School Districts, Profiles, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools
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Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017
Hispanic high school graduates have lower college completion rates than academically similar white students. As Hispanic students have been theorized to be more constrained in the college search and selection process, one potential policy lever is to increase the set of colleges to which these students apply and attend. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Graduation, Hispanic American Students, High Achievement
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2017
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations
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Warne, Russell T. – SAGE Open, 2017
With more than 3 million participants per year, the Advanced Placement (AP) program is one of the most popular programs in the United States for exposing high-achieving high school students to advanced academic content. Sponsored by the College Board, the AP program provides a framework in which high school teachers can teach introductory…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, College Credits
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2017
"Exploring Texas's Private Education Sector" is the eighth entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about Texas's accredited private schools from a first-of-its-kind survey about these types of choice programs and more to Texas's private K-12 schools in collaboration with the Texas Catholic…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
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Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, increasing almost six-fold from 1970 to 2014. Although Hispanics youth in the U.S. have traditionally had lower college attendance rates, some sources suggest a narrowing of the White-Hispanic postsecondary attendance gap over the last fifteen years. A key question is whether altering…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, High Achievement, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Smith, Jonathan; Stange, Kevin – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Students starting at a two-year college are much less likely to graduate than similar students who start at a four-year college, but the sources of this attainment gap are largely unexplained. This paper investigates the attainment consequences of sector choice and peer quality among recent high school graduates. Using data on all Preliminary SAT…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Barriers
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2016
"Exploring Arizona's Private Education Sector" is the seventh installment in our "School Survey Series." EdChoice Director of State Research and Policy Analysis Andrew Catt surveyed Arizona private school leaders about the state's educational choice programs, especially its Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, as well as their…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Houston Independent School District (HISD) prides itself on being a global district in a global city, and the district works tirelessly to ensure that it's students graduate ready for the world. With the help of community and business partners, as well as leaders from Houston's largest industries and institutes of higher education, HISD has…
Descriptors: School Districts, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Recruitment
Uribe, Patricia E. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This case exemplifies the effects of high stakes standardized testing and accountability on education and school district personnel. The case focuses on a school counselor who inadvertently gave the students the actual PSAT (a preliminary college entrance exam) instead of a practice test during a college preparatory workshop. The error caused the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability, School Counselors
Durham, Rachel E.; Stein, Marc L.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
The total number of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) graduates who enrolled in college the next fall declined across the Classes of 2007-2014. The percentage of graduates enrolling in college also decreased by more than 7.0 percentage points, from 49.8% to 42.0%. At the same time, the total number of high school graduates increased, as cohort…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Enrollment Rate
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools
Vasavada, Natasha; Carman, Elaine; Hart, Beth; Luisier, Danielle – College Board, 2010
The College Board College Readiness Pathway is an assessment system that measures the reading, writing and mathematical knowledge and skills that students need to be on track to graduate high school college-ready. It consists of ReadiStep[TM], administered in grade eight; the PSAT/NMSQT[R], administered in grades 10-11; and the SAT[R],…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)