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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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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Gülünay, Y. Ismail; Savas, Seyfi – World Journal of Education, 2019
In the 21st century, when foreign language learning has become almost compulsory, everyone is trying to fulfill this obligation. In fact, foreign language has become a very important thing not only for the people who work on linguistic sciences but also for politicians, academicians, and even sportsmen. In this context, the main purpose is to…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Preparation, Multiple Intelligences, Second Language Learning
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Clark, Kallie – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2019
High school GPAs (HSGPAs) are often perceived to represent inconsistent levels of readiness for college across high schools, while test scores (e.g., ACT scores) are seen as comparable. This study tests those assumptions, examining variation across high schools of both HSGPAs and ACT scores as measures of academic readiness for college. We find…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Readiness, Scores
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Bodovski, Katerina; Chykina, Volha; Khavenson, Tatiana – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Using newly available data from the Trajectories in Education and Careers Study, the first longitudinal study on a representative sample of high school students in Russia, we examined the importance of investments in human and cultural capital on students' mathematics and reading standardized examinations, as well as on the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Russian, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A new college admission policy will be implemented in Taiwan in 2022. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between admission criteria and college success. Data was obtained from the Taiwan Higher Education Database; a sample size of 8443 students from 156 universities was used in this study. By using the structural equation…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries, Correlation
Steedle, Jeffrey T. – ACT, Inc., 2019
The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program helps international students develop the academic knowledge, learning practices, and English language skills required to enroll at universities and earn a bachelor's degree (ACT, 2019). The GAC program includes three levels of instruction (Level I, Level II, and Level III), each entailing a…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, College Readiness
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen; Shmueli, Doron; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2019
This study examines the validity of the current SAT® as a predictor of first-year academic performance and retention to the second year by student and institutional subgroups across more than 223,000 students from 171 four-year institutions. Results show that institutions can feel confident using SAT scores and HSGPA for admission, scholarship,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Test Validity, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Tyner, Adam; Larsen, Matthew – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
Beginning in the late 1990s, many states took it upon themselves to institute end-of-course exams (EOCs) at the high school level, tests specifically designed to assess students' mastery of the content that various subject-matter courses covered. But was this testing policy good for students? "End-of-Course Exams and Student Outcomes,"…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Evaluation, Tests, Outcomes of Education
Holzman, Brian; Stroub, Kori; Kennedy, Camila Cigarroa; Lewis, Bethany – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
In this brief, we describe the distribution of college prep course offerings across Texas and determine which school characteristics are associated with higher and lower numbers of course offerings. We also examine how college prep course offerings are related to student-level college prep course-taking and, in turn, how course-taking behaviors…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Outcomes of Education, Long Range Planning, High Schools
DeGrow, Ben; Klingler, Ronald – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2019
The 2018 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the fourth edition in a series of analyses designed to measure high school performance. The first report was published in 2012 (ED541512) and was followed by analyses in 2014 (ED560065) and 2016 (ED588530). This report is a school-level assessment of academic performance…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Parmaksiz, Izzet – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to examine whether or not assertiveness predicted adjustment to university by determining university students' adjustment levels to university. The study was conducted with first-year students who were attending a university in Central Anatolia in 2018. A total of 438 students, 322 females and 116 males,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Prediction, College Freshmen, Personality Traits
Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor; Holden, Kristian – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use longitudinal data on high school students in Washington State to assess the relationships between English Language Arts (ELA) teacher value added and other qualifications and the high school and postsecondary outcomes of their students. We also investigate whether these relationships differ for students with and without disabilities. We…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, English Teachers
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
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