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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Herman, Phillip; Scanlan, Spencer; Carreon, Daisy – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2017
Many students graduate from high school academically unprepared for college. When such students enroll in college as first-time freshmen, they are commonly placed in non-credit-bearing developmental English and math courses to develop the skills necessary to complete freshman-level credit-bearing courses. Understanding students' college readiness…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Preparation, College Readiness, Developmental Studies Programs
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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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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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Shadinger, David; Sherry, Kristin M.; Smith, Hollie L.; Clark, Emilie C. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
None of the community colleges in this study responded with a text message, as requested in the prospective student's inquiry. Only 1.38% (n = 3) of the institutions responded to the inquiry with a telephone call. This research realized a slightly higher rate of e-mail response within five working days; 54.98% (n = 116) as opposed to the 2009…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Inquiry
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Dietrich, Cecile; Lichtenberger, Eric; Kamalludeen, Rosemaliza – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
This study explored the relative importance of participation in high school career and technical education (CTE) programs in predicting community college outcomes. A hierarchical generalized linear model (HGLM) was used to predict community college outcome attainment among a random sample of direct community college entrants. Results show that…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, High School Students, Community Colleges
Iffland, Aaron R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Community colleges are an integral part of the postsecondary education system in the United States. Unfortunately, college completion rates continue to decline. Additionally, median income in the United States is also declining. The idea that each successive generation of students will do better than the previous one is quickly becoming a fantasy.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Financial Support, Cultural Capital
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Carlson, Ronald H.; McChesney, Christopher S. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The authors examined the sustainability of income, as it relates to educational attainment, from the two recent decades, which includes three significant economic downturns. The data was analyzed to determine trends in the wealth gap, parsed by educational attainment and gender. Utilizing the data from 1991 through 2010, predictions in changes in…
Descriptors: Income, Sustainability, Educational Attainment, Economic Climate
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Huerta, Jeffery; Watt, Karen M. – American Secondary Education, 2015
This quantitative study examined first-year university and community college students who were former Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) high school students. Participants in this study were students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. In the first sample of 329 graduates, grade point average and college credit…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Two Year College Students
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Kruse, Tracy; Starobin, Soko S.; Chen, Yu; Baul, Tushi; Santos Laanan, Frankie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This quantitative study examined how social capital and finances influenced community college students' intent to transfer to a four-year institution within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Focusing on the community college students enrolled in a rural midwestern state, the authors employed a structural equation modeling…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Social Capital, Educational Finance, Two Year College Students
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Patel, Reshma; Brock, Thomas; de la Campa, Elijah; Rubb, Timothy; Valenzuela, Ireri – MDRC, 2015
One of the original purposes of student financial aid was to ensure fairer access to post-secondary education to those least able to afford it and to those traditionally underrepresented. Various federal and state programs were put in place to achieve this goal, including the federal Pell Grant and state aid programs. Yet policymakers and…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
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Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Stephan, Jennifer L.; Davis, Elisabeth; Lindsay, Jim; Miller, Shazia – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2015
This study examined whether data on Indiana high school students, their high schools, and the Indiana public colleges and universities in which they enroll predict their academic success during the first two years in college. The researchers obtained student-level, school-level, and university-related data from Indiana's state longitudinal data…
Descriptors: High School Students, Public Colleges, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Burke, Matthew R.; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer L. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2015
This study examined (1) average distances traveled to attend college, (2) presumptive college eligibility, (3) differences between two-year and four-year college enrollment, (4) differences in enrollment related to differences in colleges' selectivity, and (5) degree of "undermatching" (i.e., enrolling in a college less selective than…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Enrollment Trends, Rural Areas, High School Graduates
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Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 examined the relationship between demographic, disability-related, secondary school preparation, and transition planning variables and receipt of accommodations and other disability-specific services at the postsecondary level for 2,470 postsecondary students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Demography, Student Characteristics, Disabilities
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