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Cyrenne, Philippe; Chan, Alan – Economics of Education Review, 2012
A critical issue facing a number of colleges and universities is how to allocate first year places to incoming students. The decision to admit students is often based on a number of factors, but a key statistic is a student's high school grades. This paper reports on a case study of the subsequent performance at the University of Winnipeg of high…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Program Effectiveness, Admissions Officers, Computation
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Rees, Daniel I.; Sabia, Joseph J. – Economics of Education Review, 2010
It has been argued that high school sports participation increases motivation and teaches teamwork and self-discipline. While several studies have shown that students who participate in athletic activities perform better in school than those who do not, it is not clear whether this association is a result of positive academic spillovers, or due to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Fletcher, Jason M. – Economics of Education Review, 2009
In this paper, we follow up the important class size reduction randomized experiment in Tennessee in the mid 1980s (Project STAR) to attempt to further understand the long-lasting influences of early education interventions. While STAR led to large test score benefits during the intervention, these benefits quickly faded at its conclusion.…
Descriptors: College Attendance, High Schools, Class Size, Extracurricular Activities
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Kim, Taejong; Lee, Ju-Ho; Lee, Young – Economics of Education Review, 2008
This paper employs the difference-in-differences empirical strategy and quantile regressions to analyze the effects of sorting and mixing on the academic performance of high school students in South Korea. In Korea, about half of high schools are subject to the equalization policy (EP), and must therefore passively accept students randomly…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Heterogeneous Grouping