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Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
This report provides comparisons between Kansas and relevant state groups on key demographic variables. It is a companion piece to the "KASB Comparing Kansas 2017" report that helps show how factors outside of school funding may have an impact on student outcomes for each state. In addition, the Appendix contains the detailed tables…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Adults, Population Distribution, Institutional Characteristics
Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica P.; Beard, Jonathan; Shmueli, Doron; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen – College Board, 2016
In February of 2013, the College Board announced it would undertake a redesign of the SAT® in order to develop an assessment that better reflects the work that students will do in college, focusing on the core knowledge and skills that evidence has shown to be critical in preparation for college and career. The redesigned test will be introduced…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Construction, College Readiness, College Admission
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin; McMillen, Brad – Wake County Public School System, 2014
As the ACT has become part of North Carolina's mandatory testing program, SAT participation in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and North Carolina has declined in recent years. However, SAT performance in WCPSS remains high compared to state and national averages. In 2012-13, students in WCPSS continued to score 50-60 points higher on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Testing Programs, Public Schools, School Districts
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students continue to fare well on the SAT test compared to students in the state and nation. While there was a slight decline in the overall average score in 2012 compared to the previous year, the scores continue a trend of measurable improvement over time. In addition, most major ethnic groups continue to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Vigdor, Jacob L. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
American students test poorly in mathematics compared to those in other developed--and in some cases, less developed--countries. While we have seen some signs of improved performance in recent years, these improvements are not yet evident among high school students. And the proportion of new college graduates who majored in math-intensive subjects…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Mathematics Education, Federal Legislation, Mathematics Achievement
Smith, Jonathan; Howell, Jessica; Pender, Matea; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In 2010, 21 million students across the United States enrolled in one of nearly 4,500 postsecondary degree-granting institutions (Snyder & Dillow, 2011). Students of all academic backgrounds selected institutions they wanted to attend and, likewise, institutions made decisions about which students they wanted to admit. The resulting…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Literature Reviews, College Choice, Decision Making
Snyder, Marc – Online Submission, 2011
This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a relatively young, Catholic university located in South Florida. As approximately 30% of the university's current student population has been homeschooled through high…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Students
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Norman, Ke Wu; Medhanie, Amanuel G.; Harwell, Michael R.; Anderson, Edwin; Post, Thomas R. – PRIMUS, 2011
Recent "math wars" have drawn attention to how well various high school mathematics curricula prepare students for college-level mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the high school mathematics curricula and students' post-secondary mathematics placement recommendation, specifically how…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Mathematics, Student Placement, Mathematics Curriculum
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Sinha, Ruchi; Oswald, Frederick; Imus, Anna; Schmitt, Neal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2011
The current study examines how using a multidimensional battery of predictors (high-school grade point average (GPA), SAT/ACT, and biodata), and weighting the predictors based on the different values institutions place on various student performance dimensions (college GPA, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), and behaviorally anchored…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Interrater Reliability, Rating Scales, College Admission
McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) has collected and reported data on state policies that require students to pass a state assessment in order to receive a high school diploma. The state policies associated with these assessments, also known as high school exit exams, have undergone a number of changes over the past ten years. For…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alignment (Education), Career Development, Careers
Blanding, Joseph Dwayne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Standardized tests continue to be used in the United States to evaluate applicants for admission to most colleges and universities, which often results in less access for students--specifically students of color--who may have been inadequately prepared in grades K-12 for standardized testing. The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade Point Average, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests
Lessler, Karen Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Federal education policy No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has initiated high-stakes testing among U.S. public schools. The premise of the NCLB initiative is that all students reach proficiency in reading and math by 2014. Under NCLB, individual state education departments were required to implement annual assessments in grades two through eight…
Descriptors: Evidence, Schools of Education, History, Teacher Effectiveness
Webber, Douglas A.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. – Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2010
Rates of tuition increases in both private and public higher education that continually exceed inflation, coupled with the fact that the United States no longer leads the world in terms of the fraction of young adults who have college degrees, have focused attention on why costs keep increasing in higher education and what categories of higher…
Descriptors: Productivity, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Full Time Equivalency
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