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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Comparative Education Review, 2018
By assessing differentiated upper secondary education with homogeneous student backgrounds, previous studies indicate that a high concentration of students from families of higher socioeconomic status (SES) and a climate of educational expectations for higher educational attainment in schools result in a "hot house" effect that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Expectation
Civic, 2018
The central message of this report is while current and recent high school students today generally respect their teachers and give their high schools favorable marks, most see a big missing piece in their education -- a lack of social and emotional skills development -- and most recent students feel unprepared for life after high school.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, High School Students, Student Attitudes
Reed, Sherrie; Dougherty, Shaun M.; Kurlaender, Michal; Mathias, Joanna – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
This paper builds on current knowledge by examining patterns of career technical education (CTE) pathway completion for California public high school students in two consecutive years and using multiple data sources on course-taking, student demographics, and school characteristics. Specifically, the paper answers the following questions: (1) What…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Public Schools, High School Students
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Ho, Esther Sui-Chu; Sum, Kwok Wing; Wong, Raymond Sin Kwok – ECNU Review of Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examines the career and educational search competencies (CESC), a capability which may be necessary for a successful transition from high school to work or postsecondary education, of students from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Design/Approach/Methods: The data for this study was taken from the Main Study of PISA 2012 in Shanghai and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Richardson, Cristianne C.; Gonzalez, Alejandro; Leal, Lonnie; Castillo, Mary Z.; Carman, Carol A. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
While studies have shown the positive effect of the Advanced Placement (AP) program on college readiness, there are still barriers preventing minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) students who possess high academic potential from participating in the opportunity that AP courses offer. One tool that could help identify students for…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Achievement Tests, Scores, Multiple Regression Analysis
Zambrana, Ruth Enid; Hurtado, Sylvia – American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2016
This policy brief is based on the edited book "The Magic Key: The Educational Journey of Mexican Americans from K-12 to College and Beyond" (Zambrana & Hurtado, 2015a), which focuses on the experiences of Mexican Americans in education. Drawing from an interdisciplinary corpus of work, the authors move beyond the rhetoric of progress…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Barriers, Equal Education
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Balfanz, Robert; DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Ingram, Erin S.; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig – Civic Enterprises, 2016
Throughout much of the 20th century, the United States led the world in educational attainment and, in turn, economic and social progress. But that advantage has been slipping in recent decades, prompting the president and a host of governors and philanthropic leaders to set goals for America to reclaim its place as the world leader in the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Attainment, Young Adults, High School Graduates
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Witkow, Melissa R.; Huynh, Virginia; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
Ethnic and generational differences in motivation and achievement have been well-established. However, minimal research has examined the role of social factors on educational outcomes among individuals from diverse backgrounds. With a longitudinal sample of 408 Latino, Asian, and European-American students, we examine family, discrimination, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 12, College Students, Academic Persistence
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George-Jackson, Casey; Gast, Melanie Jones – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
The rising cost of higher education and questions of affordability are concerns for many families in the United States, but particularly for those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The knowledge of, information about, and perceptions related to how to pay for college can impact preparatory actions taken by families to prepare to pay…
Descriptors: Paying for College, College Bound Students, Literature Reviews, Money Management
Metcalfe, Laura – Online Submission, 2014
This research project was a study that was based on a prior dissertation study that analyzed student success, as measured by achievement tests, within local communities with high poverty rates. Two Title 1 Reward high schools in the Phoenix area were examined through qualitative case studies to determine what had been implemented to help eliminate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Success, Poverty
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Trask-Tate, Angelique J.; Cunningham, Michael; Francois, Samantha – Journal of Negro Education, 2014
While segregation in public schools was found unconstitutional in the "Brown v. Board" of Education of Topeka Kansas case in 1954, many present day African American students still attend segregated schools. Within these "de facto" segregated schools, students meet challenges to educational achievement. In a sample of 160…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Socialization, Public Schools
Ross, Kyle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As students gain access to personally-owned Mobile Communication Devices (MCDs), schools have begun to embrace MCDs as mobile-learning (m-learning) teaching and learning tools. A research gap currently exists for the innovation of m-learning with student-owned devices, which this study attempts to fill by answering the following Research Question:…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education
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