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Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan – Education Next, 2017
Helping raise the Hispanic college graduation rate is an urgent goal, given the persistently high rate of poverty among Hispanic families, growth of the Hispanic population to account for one in five college-age Americans, and mounting concerns about racial and economic inequality. The question is, how? One potential strategy involves helping high…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation, College Graduates, Academic Persistence
Uribe, Patricia E. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This case exemplifies the effects of high stakes standardized testing and accountability on education and school district personnel. The case focuses on a school counselor who inadvertently gave the students the actual PSAT (a preliminary college entrance exam) instead of a practice test during a college preparatory workshop. The error caused the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability, School Counselors
Camara, Wayne J. – College Entrance Examination Board, 1997
There is a strong and consistent relationship between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Examination grades for nearly all courses--higher scores on the PSAT/NMSQT indicate a higher probability of success on AP Examinations. PSAT/NMSQT verbal or mathematics scores are often more highly related to AP Examination grades than overall high school GPA, number of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Advanced Placement Programs, Correlation
Nathan, Julie S.; Camara, Wayne J. – College Entrance Examination Board, 1998
Each year over one million high school students complete the SAT[superscript R] I. Information on repeat testing and the probability that a student's SAT I score will change may help students and educators make better-informed decisions about retesting. This information would also be useful for high school counselors who advise students regarding…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, College Bound Students, Scores