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Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this directory was to identify, describe, and evaluate evidence that the education practices improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Method: The sample for the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Arum, Richard – Educational Leadership, 2016
Students moving from high school to college in the United States typically confront a bewildering set of largely unstructured options. In the absence of clear signals about how to get the most out of college, they often choose pathways that involve limited academic rigor and engagement. In this article, Richard Arum describes a study that followed…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily; Glennie, Beth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The changing nature of the U.S. economy has fostered concerns that too few students are successfully completing postsecondary education (Achieve, 2004). Three quarters of those who enter high school graduate within four years, with approximately 70 percent of those graduates enrolling immediately in some form of postsecondary education (Ross et…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dual Enrollment, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
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Conejeros-Solar, M. Leonor; Gómez-Arízaga, María P. – Roeper Review, 2015
This study is about persistence and perceived difficulties of gifted students in college explored through sociodemographic and academic characteristics. Two hundred and nine nongifted and 45 gifted participated in the study. A persistence scale along with sociodemographic variables were used to compare both groups. The groups shared many…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Wilkens, Christian P.; Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – Journal of School Choice, 2015
Homeschooling in the United States has grown considerably over the past several decades. This article presents findings from the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) survey, a national study of 10,492 students enrolled in tertiary calculus, including 190 students who reported homeschooling for a majority of their high…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Calculus, College Preparation, Mathematics Education
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Firmin, Rob; Schiorring, Eva; Whitmer, John; Willett, Terrence; Collins, Elaine D.; Sujitparapitaya, Sutee – Distance Education, 2014
In Spring 2013 San José State University (SJSU) launched SJSU Plus: three college courses required for most students to graduate, which used massive open online course provider Udacity's platform, attracting over 15,000 students. Retention and success (pass/fail) and online support were tested using an augmented online learning environment (AOLE)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane; Arshavsky, Nina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College School Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis
Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane – Grantee Submission, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, College School Cooperation, Comparative Analysis
Hill-Shavers, Cyrhonda Denise – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the post-secondary special education transition planning experiences of currently enrolled college students with emotional disturbance (ED). In addition to exploring students' perceptions of their experiences, understanding, through the narrative analysis of semi-structured interviews, the role special…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, Planning, Emotional Disturbances
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Niu, Sunny X.; Tienda, Marta – Research in Higher Education, 2013
Using a longitudinal sample of Texas high school seniors of 2002 who enrolled in college within the calendar year of high school graduation, we examine variation in college persistence according to the economic composition of their high schools, which serves as a proxy for unmeasured high school attributes that are conductive to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Time to Degree, Institutional Characteristics, School Demography
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Early college high schools, small schools that blur the line between high school and college, have been obtaining very strong results. This paper uses the frame of student engagement to posit an explanation for the success of these schools. Purpose: This paper examines the impact of early college high schools on indicators and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Walters, Nancy; Ayodele, Alicia – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2011
This report provides information on the outcomes of the Intervention for College Attendance Program, a program of competitive grants awarded to postsecondary institutions, professional organizations and community-based organizations. Funded programs focus on increasing the access and success of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, College Preparation, Enrichment Activities
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