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Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2018
There seems to always be a new twist on high school testing in the U.S.; testing that is, at least in part, mandated by federal education law. As someone who grew up taking the New York State Regents exams, the author has thinking about high school testing for a long time. In this report, the author offers some thoughts about the current state of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Federal Legislation
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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
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2017
This executive summary highlights findings presented in the full report, "Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind." The report reveals that Latinos have a long way to go in achieving educational and economic equality. Latinos' rates of high school graduation are improving, but they are still last compared…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2016
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. This 2016 issue of "State…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Higher Education, Population Trends
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2016
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2016. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2016
Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development shares a vision that all students can succeed in their education and work, shape meaningful lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them. To support this mission, the Alaska State Board of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2015
This primer should provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the concept of test validity and will present the recent available validity evidence on the relationship between SAT® scores and important college outcomes. In addition, the content examined on the SAT will be discussed as well as the fundamental attention paid to the fairness of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Scores, Outcomes of Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2015
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2015. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, (8) Private Career Schools, and (9) Distance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Gaquin, Deirdre A., Ed.; Dunn, Gwenavere W., Ed. – Bernan Press, 2015
The "Almanac of American Education" helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Geographic Location, Federal Government, Educational History
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2015
This statewide Report Card to the Public is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2014-2015. Under state law, each school district also is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge pertaining to the school system is an important part of Alaska's accountability system. This report is…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Houston Independent School District, 2015
HISD truly is a global district in a global city. What happens here is a reflection of the innovation, optimism, and entrepreneurial spirit that puts Houston on the global map. That's why we place such a huge emphasis on ensuring all students are Global Graduates. With signature programs and schools with unprecedented connections to corporations…
Descriptors: School Districts, Education Work Relationship, Career Development, College Readiness
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Slade, John; Eatmon, Dedra; Staley, Katrina; Dixon, Karrie G. – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
Making postsecondary education more accessible has highlighted the issue of what it means to be prepared for college. A significant number of students enter college with preparedness issues--academic and otherwise--that challenge potential success. For African American students, educational, social, and economic factors combine to create barriers…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, College Readiness, College Bound Students, African American Students