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Austin, Megan – Sociology of Education, 2020
This article presents a new measure of curricular intensity that is objective, parsimonious, clearly defined, replicable, and comparable over time for use by researchers interested in examining trends, causes, and outcomes of high school course taking. After proposing a reduced-form version of Adelman's curricular intensity index comprised of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, English Instruction, Science Instruction
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Bifulco, Robert; Rubenstein, Ross; Sohn, Hosung – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
A growing number of cities and states have been providing large tuition subsidies for residents through initiatives often called "place-based" or "Promise" scholarship programs. We examine the effects of a prominent last-dollar, place-based scholarship program, Say Yes to Education in Buffalo, NY, on college matriculation and…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, College Admission, Academic Persistence
Colorado Department of Higher Education, 2019
Expanding pathways from high school to higher education is essential for Colorado to reach its goals of increasing college completion rates, erasing attainment gaps and increasing high school student engagement. Colorado, like other states across the country, utilizes dual enrollment as a strategy to cultivate seamless P-20 pathways and increase…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Students, College Credits
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the explanatory power of high schools over student sorting to colleges and majors at 4-year public universities. We develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the Missouri system that captures dimensions of selectivity and rigor…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High School Students, College Choice, Predictor Variables
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
Shi, Ying – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper uses administrative North Carolina data linked from high school to college and national surveys to characterize the largest contributor to the STEM gender gap: engineering. Disparities are the result of differential entry during high school or earlier rather than postsecondary exit. Differences in pre-college academic preparation…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, Professional Personnel, Gender Differences
Hennessy, Emily A.; Tanner-Smith, Emily E.; Finch, Andrew J.; Sathe, Nila; Kugley, Shannon – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Success and engagement at school and in postsecondary education are critical to healthy youth development. For youth in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), school attendance, engagement, and achievement build human capital by motivating personal growth, creating new opportunities and social networks, and increasing life satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Drug Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse
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O'Dwyer, Anne; Childs, Peter E. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Much research has identified organic chemistry as an area of difficulty for learners. There is also much literature pertaining to the factors that contribute to learners' difficulties. This paper explores the intersections of teachers' and learners' perceptions of teaching and learning organic chemistry respectively. Understanding these nuances…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, High Schools
Walters, Nancy; DeSalvo, Alaina; Shafer, Shakiya – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
Minnesota's Intervention for College Attendance Program (ICAP) is 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 education by strengthening their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, College Preparation, Enrichment Activities
Wolf, Leni – Education Trust-West, 2017
Almost one out of every three K-12 public school students in California is a Latino, Black, Native American, or Pacific Islander male--making it clear that the economic future of the state will hinge on the ability to help the millions of boys and young men in education institutions succeed in high school, college, and beyond. But in order to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Students, Males, Success
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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
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
Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – CNA Corporation, 2016
In Fall 2010, the Niswonger Foundation received a five-year validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to create the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium of 29 high schools and five colleges. This report evaluates the Consortium's impact on student outcomes during each of the four years of program…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Consortia, High Schools
Visher, Mary G.; Stern, David – MDRC, 2015
The debate about high school reform is increasingly focused on the role of career-technical education (CTE) in helping to prepare "all" students for success in "both" postsecondary education and the workforce. The stand-alone vocational courses into which high school students with lower academic achievement were often channeled…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
Purpose: This 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. Methodology: The directory was a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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