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Townsley, Matt; Varga, Matt – Journal of Research in Education, 2018
Some high schools are moving towards standards-based grading in an attempt to produce consistent grading practices; however, the change's impact on college readiness is not clear. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of high school's grading practices as it relates to ACT scores and grade point averages (GPAs). Existing data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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Chen, Jin; Zerquera, Desiree – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Focusing on a cohort of high school students from a Midwest metropolitan region, this study combines multiple sources of data and uses a multinomial logistic regression to model student postsecondary choices with respect to whether and where to attend college. Specifically, we examined the enrollment patterns by proximity to the home region and…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Choice, Regression (Statistics), Enrollment
Anderson, Drew M.; Holt, Janet K. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
Most students finish high school with low levels of financial knowledge, yet they are months away from important decisions about how to finance college. Students may not know about family finances, even though parental income is a key determinant of financial aid for college. This study measures the financial knowledge of high school students by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Parents, Family Income, Knowledge Level
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Kollasch, Aurelia; Sun, Jie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Improving student persistence, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, continues to be at the forefront of national educational policy discussions. Living in university housing, with its focus specifically on assisting students in transition, has consistently been positively related to student persistence.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining students' initial college and major placements at 4-year public universities. To facilitate our investigation of postsecondary sorting, we develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the…
Descriptors: School Role, High Schools, Student Placement, Majors (Students)
Westrick, Paul – ACT, Inc., 2017
Building upon the research findings in an earlier ACT Research Report (Westrick, 2016), this study used data from 119,131 students at 26 four-year institutions to make comparisons between STEM majors earning semester GPAs of 3.0 or higher and their STEM peers earning semester GPAs less than 3.0. The results indicate that the higher-performing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Majors (Students), College Students
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Fong, Kristen E.; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This study describes student behavior through the actual assessment and placement (A&P) process. It then uses an alternative A&P policy that utilizes an additional measure that assesses prior math preparedness alongside subtest choice. Utilizing data from a community college that allows its' students to choose the assessment subtest used…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Student Behavior
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Hyman, Joshua – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
This paper examines the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam, a policy adopted by eleven states since 2001. I show that prior to the policy, for every ten poor students who score college-ready on the ACT or SAT, there are an additional five poor students who would score college-ready…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Public Schools, Educational Finance
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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
Childs, Joe L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The extensive body of research into the relationship between online dual credit coursework and the academic success in subsequent coursework for South Dakota students is not well known. South Dakota students are flocking toward the online dual credit option for a number of reasons--reduction in tuition, expedient degree attainment, and to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Dual Enrollment, Rural Schools, High School Students
Sander, Joseph G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is an abundance of research associated with the belief that factors such as educational expenditures, socioeconomic demographics, geographic location, district size and school funding have a relationship to student achievement. This study provides insight into the relationship between these factors and the effect it has on student academic…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Educational Finance, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Nichols, Timothy; Ailts, Jacob; Chang, Kuo-Liang – Honors in Practice, 2016
This study gathered, analyzed, and compared perspectives of students who were honors-eligible but never began the program, students who began in honors and discontinued their enrollment, and those who were persisting in honors. Broadly speaking (and not surprisingly), the responses of students persisting in honors reflected the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, School Holding Power, Honors Curriculum
Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J.; Young, Linda; Walker, Michael – College Board, 2016
College admission offices receive many different pieces of information on each applicant to their institution. The job of considering this information becomes further complicated when the information is not consistent across applicants. An example of one such complication is receiving SAT scores for some applicants and receiving ACT scores for…
Descriptors: College Admission, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, College Applicants
Arbini, Corey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the impact of high school students' graphing calculator usage on their math achievement over time. Achievement growth was measured using nationally-recognized standardized test scores from EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT. Two groups of students were used in this study; one group had graphing calculators integrated beginning in…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests
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