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Griffin, Barbara; Auton, Jaime; Duvivier, Robbert; Shulruf, Boaz; Hu, Wendy – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
This study compared the profile of those who, after initial failure to be selected, choose to reapply to study medicine with those who did not reapply. It also evaluates the chance of a successful outcome for re-applicants. In 2013, 4007 applicants to undergraduate medical schools in the largest state in Australia were unsuccessful. Those who…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Undergraduate Study, Medical Schools, Probability
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Kim, Soyoung; Hong, Sehee – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This study investigated the effects of educational context variables on two types of achievement: cognitive domain and affective domain. To assess the effects of educational context variables at student and school levels, the National Assessment of Educational Achievement data were used, which were collected by the Korea Educational Development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Zajic, Matthew; Dunn, Michael; Berninger, Virginia – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
This study investigated literacy learning in students with specific kinds of language challenges at a specific stage of schooling--transition to high school--when the language requirements of the curriculum can be especially challenging. For this exploratory research, a case study approach was adopted that compared 2 adolescent boys both with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Oral Language, Written Language
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Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Fletcher, Jack M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Component skills and discourse frameworks of reading have identified characteristics of readers and texts that influence comprehension. However, these 2 frameworks have not previously been integrated in a comprehensive and systematic way to explain performance on any standardized assessment of reading comprehension that is in widespread use across…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Nekhoroshkov, Anatolij V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article presents the research results of the physical activity influence on the intellectual performance of high school students. The methods of experiments and standardized observation were used. The efficiency of the cognitive activity was assessed by "Proof test" technique of B. Burdon. Within the experimental class, the program…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, High School Students, Observation, Tests
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Costa, Leandro Oliveira; Carnoy, Martin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
Beginning in 2007, the Literacy Program at the Right Age (Pacto pela Alfabetização na Idade Certa [PAIC]) in Brazil's Ceará state required municipal schools to implement a tiered, whole-school early-grade literacy intervention. This intervention was complemented by other policies to help municipalities improve student achievement. The present…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Johyun – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This predictive correlational research study examined the effect of cognitive, demographic, and socioeconomic variables as predictors of regular and special admission students' first-year GPA and retention among a sample of 7,045 students. Findings indicated high school GPA and ACT scores were the two most effective predictors of regular and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Correlation
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Muammar, Omar M. – Gifted Education International, 2015
The current study investigates differences in the leadership skills between intellectually gifted and average students and explores the relationship between intelligence and leadership potential. Participants in this study were 176 students (57 males and 120 females) from an Eastern Province University in Saudi Arabia. Students were selected on a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability, Leadership Qualities
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Chan, Julia Y. K.; Bauer, Christopher F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify academically at-risk students in first-semester general chemistry using affective characteristics via cluster analysis. Through the clustering of six preselected affective variables, three distinct affective groups were identified: low (at-risk), medium, and high. Students in the low affective group…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Affective Behavior
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Preckel, Franzis; Lipnevich, Anastasiya A.; Boehme, Katharina; Brandner, Lena; Georgi, Karsten; Konen, Tanja; Mursin, Katharina; Roberts, Richard D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Chronotype refers to individuals' preference for morning or evening activities. Its two dimensions (morningness and eveningness) are related to a number of academic outcomes. Aims: The main goal of the study was to investigate the incremental validity of chronotype as a predictor of academic achievement after controlling for a number…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Assouline, Susan G.; Nicpon, Megan Foley; Whiteman, Claire – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
Gifted and talented students who also have a specific learning disability (SLD) are typically referred to as twice-exceptional and are among the most underserved students in our schools. Previous special education laws promoted a wait-to-fail approach; therefore, gifted students with SLD often were overlooked because their average academic…
Descriptors: Assignments, Academically Gifted, Talent, Written Language
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Murray, Christopher; Naranjo, Jason – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
This qualitative investigation examines factors and processes associated with high school graduation in a high-risk urban context. Participants include 11 graduating seniors with learning disabilities, all of whom are African American from low-income backgrounds. These youth are interviewed on multiple occasions to determine how protective factors…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Graduation
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Harris, Kara S.; Rogers, George E. – Technology Teacher, 2008
In this article, the authors examine which nontechnical competencies or soft skills related to technology education should be developed by high school students. Results clearly indicate that university-level engineering and engineering technology professors rate students' interpersonal, communication, and work ethic competencies as desired…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Communication Skills, Work Ethic
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Sirin, Selcuk R.; Rogers-Sirin, Lauren – Applied Developmental Science, 2005
This study examined how various components of school engagement contribute to the academic performance of African American adolescents. The sample consisted of 499 African American adolescents in Grades 9 to 11. We investigated how adolescents' gender, grade, cognitive functioning, and parental education affect their school engagement and whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Identification, Adolescents, Factor Analysis