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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Veurink, Norma L.; Sorby, Sheryl A. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Three-dimensional spatial skills are a cognitive ability that have been shown to predict success in engineering. Michigan Tech has been offering a course to help students improve their 3-D spatial skills for more than two decades. In previous studies, students who failed a rotations test and enrolled in the course performed better on a number of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Spatial Ability, Engineering Education, Cognitive Ability
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Micari, Marina; Pazos, Pilar – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study examines academic outcomes for university students engaged in a supplemental peer learning program in a selective institution. Using a matched sample of 1266 students, half enrolled in the supplemental program and half not enrolled, we find that participating students on average earned higher grades in linked courses. Using a subsample…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Selective Admission, Grades (Scholastic), Chemistry
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kern, Beth B.; Kingsbury, Tabitha – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Learning communities have been a part of the higher educational landscape since the 1980s. Despite their widespread use, research regarding their effectiveness with enhancing retention is sparse. This study describes a freshmen curricular learning community linking courses required for all business majors. Retention for students taking courses in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Academic Persistence
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Benezet, Louis T. – College and University, 2019
This article discusses the conflict that arises between rising enrollments and meaningful college learning. The author highlights data on students' response to the college environment, and offers a number of innovative ideas for fostering intellectual growth among a more diverse student body. These include: early declaration of major; rethinking…
Descriptors: Conflict, College Students, College Environment, Student Diversity
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Skinner, Benjamin T. – Research in Higher Education, 2019
In this paper I investigate the college enrollment decisions of a nationally representative cohort of students who first attended in the mid-2000s. I find that while cost, distance, and match continued to be important in the choice between colleges, characteristics of the most-likely college choice appear less important in the choice of whether to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Enrollment, Student Characteristics
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Shewach, Oren R.; McNeal, Kyle D.; Kuncel, Nathan R.; Sackett, Paul R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
College students commonly have considerable course choice, and they can differ substantially in the proportion of their coursework taken at an advanced level. While advanced coursework is generally viewed as a desirable component of a student's education, research has rarely explored differences in student course-taking patterns as a measure of…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Course Selection (Students), Cognitive Ability, Grade Point Average
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Roohr, Katrina; Olivera-Aguilar, Margarita; Ling, Guangming; Rikoon, Samuel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Twenty-first century and higher-learning skills such as critical thinking are highly desired for new college graduates entering the workplace, especially with rapid changing technology and a more globalized economy. As a result, the importance of critical thinking development at higher education institutions has increased. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, College Students, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2019
Programs that prepare elementary teachers have a daunting responsibility -- they are readying the people who will teach children reading and numeracy, build a foundation in STEM and social studies subjects, all while providing many children's first introduction to formal schooling. By rising to this challenge, programs may also help a more diverse…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Kurlaender, Michal; Cohen, Kramer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), implemented in California in 2014-15 as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, is designed to evaluate students' levels of college and career readiness. Student scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment are currently used for both accountability and school improvement…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Readiness, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A new college admission policy will be implemented in Taiwan in 2022. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between admission criteria and college success. Data was obtained from the Taiwan Higher Education Database; a sample size of 8443 students from 156 universities was used in this study. By using the structural equation…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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