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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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Bennett, Daniel L.; Edwards, Elyssa; Ngai, Courtney – Educational Studies, 2019
We study the effects of homeschool background and time use on academic performance among students at Patrick Henry College, a private religious institution with a 63-credit core classical liberal arts curriculum. Using ordinary least squares regression analysis, we examine four research questions: (1) Does time use influence academic performance?…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Home Schooling, Private Colleges, Parent Background
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Li, Yaoran; Sheldon, Kennon M.; Rouder, Jeffrey N.; Bergin, David A.; Geary, David C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Self-referent performance beliefs can influence people's decision making related to long-term goals. Current measures of such beliefs, however, do not explicitly focus on the long-term aspects of goal achievement. We introduce a new concept, Long-Term Prospects (LTP), which is defined as the self-perception that one can maintain the continuous…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
Martin, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The author explored the self-efficacy in students with low American College Testing (ACT) scores in an experiential learning environment in a private four-year institution of higher education. Prior to this study it was unknown if students with low ACT scores prior to entering higher education reported a change in personal self-efficacy after…
Descriptors: Scores, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Nielson, Perpetua Lynne; Bean, Nathan William Bean; Larsen, Ross Allen Andrew – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
We examine the impact of a flipped classroom model of learning on student performance and satisfaction in a large undergraduate introductory statistics class. Two professors each taught a lecture-section and a flipped-class section. Using MANCOVA, a linear combination of final exam scores, average quiz scores, and course ratings was compared for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Martinez, Alina; Linkow, Tamara; Miller, Hannah; Parsad, Amanda – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education tested a set of promising, low-cost advising strategies, called "Find the Fit," designed to help low-income and "first generation" students enrolled in the Department's Upward Bound program choose more selective colleges and stay in until they complete a degree. About 200 Upward Bound projects…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, College Choice, Academic Persistence
Smith, Kestrel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explores the accessibility of SAT and ACT standardized tests and related preparatory resources in relation to Native communities. The ultimate goal of this research is twofold. First, to help identify some of the barriers to educational access experienced by Native students, and second, to use this information to increase…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, American Indian Education, Critical Theory
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Motl, Thomas C.; Multon, Karen D.; Zhao, Fei – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
Participants include 89 college students from a tribal university in the Midwestern United States. A survey regarding attitudes and adjustment to campus was administered to all students during their first semester of college. Variables assessed included psychosociocultural integration factors, such as educational goals, trust of others at college,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Students, Student Surveys