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Bossavie, Laurent; Kanninen, Ohto – World Bank, 2018
The gender gap reversal in educational attainment is ubiquitous in high-income countries, as well as in a growing share of low- and middle-income countries. To account for the reversal, this paper proposes a theoretical framework in which the interplay between the distributions of academic aptitudes and changes in the net benefits of schooling…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Academic Aptitude, Academic Achievement
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Shulman, James – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Despite Supreme Court cases which have upheld the 1978 Bakke ruling, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering challenging colleges that consider race as a factor in admissions. As colleges and universities prepare to return to the fray in response to the most recent surfacing of this issue, One might ask if everything possible is being done…
Descriptors: College Admission, Racial Factors, School Policy, Court Litigation
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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Daire, Andrew P.; Prescod, Diandra J.; Dagley, Melissa A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The United States is facing a crisis with respect to filling job vacancies within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries and with students completing STEM undergraduate degrees. In addition, disparities exist for females and ethnic minorities within STEM fields. Whereas prior research has centered on disparities in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Career Development
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2018
This is a new report that combines the previous "Annual Accountability Report" and "University Work Plans" into one new document that is more closely aligned with the Board of Governors' "2025 System Strategic Plan." This revised document enhances the State University System of Florida's commitment to accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Universities, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
Bleemer, Zachary – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
What are the benefits and costs of attending a selective public research university instead of a less-selective university or college? This study examines the 2001-2011 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) program, which guaranteed University of California admission to students in the top four percent of California high school classes. Employing…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, Research Universities, Selective Admission
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Slim, Ahmad; Hush, Don; Ojah, Tushar; Babbitt, Terry – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Colleges are increasingly interested in identifying the factors that maximize their enrollment. These factors allow enrollment management administrators to identify the applicants who have higher tendency to enroll at their institutions and accordingly to better allocate their money rewards (i.e., scholarship and financial aid). In this paper we…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, College Students, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Winograd, Greta; Verkuilen, Jay; Weingarten, Alison; Walker, Lucy – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
In this study, we examined academic outcomes among students from low-income and academically disadvantaged backgrounds who participated in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a selective four-year public comprehensive college in the Northeast. We found that provisionally admitted EOP students earned comparable first-semester grades and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, College Students
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Houston Independent School District (HISD) District and School Profiles provides parents, staff, community members, and other interested parties summary information regarding student performance and outcomes, demographics, and school programs for each HISD school covering the last five years. These profiles are divided by instructional level:…
Descriptors: School Districts, Profiles, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools
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Phelps, Richard P. – Online Submission, 2018
The century-old College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) sponsors, develops, and administers standardized testing programs, most famously the "SAT suite of tests," which includes the SAT college admission test and the "pre-SAT," or PSAT, and the more than thirty Advanced- Placement (AP) courses and exams that…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Standardized Tests, Educational Finance
Texas Education Agency, 2018
The Texas Education Agency's (TEA's) 2018 Annual Report is intended to shine light on the agency's commitment to ensuring that every one of the more than five million public school students in Texas is prepared for success in college, a career or the military. In the report, TEA shares success stories of schools who are meeting the needs of their…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Strategic Planning
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Strohl, Jeff; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Since 1980, the Black college-going rate has nearly doubled, while the Latino college-going rate has more than doubled. As a result, the Black and Latino share of public college enrollment has grown from 15 percent in 1980 to 35 percent in 2015. However, those impressive college-going gains are not being matched by gains in college completion.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, College Attendance
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Strohl, Jeff; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
This is the executive summary for the report, "Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students." America's selective public colleges should be among the great equalizers in our society. Funded primarily by taxpayers and carrying a relatively low…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, College Attendance
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Duffy, Gavin; Power, Jason; Sorby, Sheryl; Bowe, Brian – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2018
Spearman concluded that performance on any test of mental ability could be explained by several cognitive factors organized hierarchically as one general factor and several subordinate specific factors (Spearman, 1904, 1927). The general factor accounted for the significant amount of inter-correlation between all ability tests for any one…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Intelligence, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Carnell, Lisa; Graham-Squire, Adam; O'Hara, Karen; Piechnik, Lindsay – PRIMUS, 2018
This study examined the impact of restricting Calculus 1 and Business Calculus classes based upon whether students had prior calculus experience. We compared the performance and experience of students in sections comprised entirely of those who had previously taken calculus, those who had not previously taken calculus, and those in traditional…
Descriptors: Calculus, Prior Learning, Performance, Undergraduate Study
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Williams, Raunda; Smiley, Ellen; Davis, Ronnie; Lamb, Teryana – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictability of selected cognitive and non-cognitive factors on retention. Data was collected from 822 first-time-freshmen college students at a four-year institution of higher learning. The material was analyzed using specific predictors of Fall 2012 to Spring 2013 retention. These cognitive and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Student College Relationship
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