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Oymak, Ceylan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
As they think about their future, high school students can face a wide range of education and career choices. How do they choose? Who helps young people make their educational and career choices? In particular, to what extent do schools help students with these decisions? Given the importance of education and career decisions for life success,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Influences
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American 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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Rotermund, Susan; DeRoche, John; Ottem, Randolph – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This Statistics in Brief provides a snapshot of the state of teacher professional development activities among U.S. public school teachers using data collected through the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Public School Teacher Questionnaire. This report relies on data provided by public school teachers about their professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Public School Teachers
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2017
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations
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Molefe, Ayrin; Burke, Matthew R.; Collins, Nancy; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research shows that rural students' education expectations and aspirations, as well as their postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates, tend to be lower than those of nonrural students. However, much of that prior research may not apply to today's students because it uses old data or focuses on individual states or purposive samples.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Expectation
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Davis, Elisabeth; Smither, Cameron; Zhu, Bo; Stephan, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Acceleration programs are academically challenging courses in which high school students can simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree (dual credit). These programs include Advanced Placement courses, concurrent-enrollment courses, Postsecondary Enrollment Options courses (a dual-enrollment program in…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Participation, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs
Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica – European Training Foundation, 2017
This report presents the findings of the first nationwide tracer study conducted in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The study was conducted as part of the World Bank's project Skills Development and Innovation Support, within the component focused on developing a Skills Observatory. At the request of the Ministry of Education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, College Graduates, Vocational Education
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Chen, Xianglei; Lauff, Erich; Arbeit, Caren A.; Henke, Robin; Skomsvold, Paul; Hufford, Justine – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This Statistical Analysis Report tracks a cohort of 2002 high school sophomores over 10 years, examining the extent to which cohort members had reached such life course milestones as finishing school, starting a job, leaving home, getting married, and having children. The analyses in this report are based on data from the Education Longitudinal…
Descriptors: High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement, Young Adults
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Musu-Gillette, Lauren; de Brey, Cristobal; McFarland, Joel; Hussar, William; Sonnenberg, William; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This report shows that over time, students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Mamedova, Saida; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conducted the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a multi-domain adult skills assessment with an extensive background questionnaire, in 2012. PIAAC is a global effort to understand how individuals' education, workplace experiences, and other…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
Arbeit, Caren A.; Leu, Katherine; Dalton, Benjamin – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2017
Well-formulated career and technical education (CTE) programs provide high-quality, coherent instruction that leads to in-demand technical skills and rewarding careers for students from all backgrounds. However, participation in CTE and concentration in specific CTE fields differ by student sociodemographic characteristics. For example, in 2004,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Aguinis, Herman; Culpepper, Steven A.; Pierce, Charles A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
We introduce the concept of "differential prediction generalization" in the context of college admissions testing. Specifically, we assess the extent to which predicted first-year college grade point average (GPA) based on high-school grade point average (HSGPA) and SAT scores depends on a student's ethnicity and gender and whether this…
Descriptors: Prediction, Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Freshmen
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Stallings, D. T.; Weiss, Sara P.; Maser, Robert H.; Stanhope, Daniel; Starcke, Matthew; Li, Difei – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
Across the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast Region there is growing interest in strengthening the presence of online learning in all public schools to help equalize education opportunities for all students and prepare students for a digital future. For instance, the North Carolina General Assembly has required that the state transition to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Virtual Classrooms, Public Schools, Credits
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McFarland, Joel; Stark, Patrick; Cui, Jiashan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
Dropping out of high school is related to a number of negative outcomes. For example, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who had not completed high school was roughly $26,000 in 2013. By comparison, the median income of persons ages 18 through 67 who completed their education with at least a high school credential (i.e., a regular…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High School Graduates, Dropout Rate
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