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Smith, Jonathan – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
To demonstrate the sequential nature of the college application process, in this paper I analyze the evolution of applications among high-achieving low-income students through data on the exact timing of SAT score sends. I describe at what point students send scores to colleges and which score sends ultimately become applications, resulting in…
Descriptors: College Applicants, High Achievement, Low Income, High School Students
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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
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
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Adams, Tempestt; Robinson, Derrick; Covington, Azure; Talley-Matthews, Sheikia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess areas of opportunity and access for students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine pipeline (STEMM). Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this position paper reviews occupational outcomes and stratification in STEMM fields, examines the pertinence of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Medicine, Critical Theory, Race
Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Comparing Kansas report data provides information related to the Kansas State Board of Education's Kansans Can outcomes and the "Rose Capacities" identified by the Kansas Supreme Court as a standard of constitutional funding and adopted as educational goals by the Kansas Legislature. It also…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Educational Attainment
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Flory, Michael; Sun, Chris – CNA Corporation, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides greater flexibility in state accountability systems than did previous federal legislation. In response, many states continue to refine their accountability systems to include college readiness tests, including college admissions and placement exams. This paper summarizes perspectives of K-12…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Entrance Examinations, Student Placement, Educational Legislation
Nichols, Andrew H. – Education Trust, 2017
This report looks at graduation rates for Latino students and the completion or graduation rate gap between Latino and White students at four-year colleges and universities across the country. Data come from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The bulk of this analysis focuses on 613 public and nonprofit private nonspecialized…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Bauerlein, Mark; Milgram, R. James; Robbins, Jane – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2017
In 2016 the state of Massachusetts began a process to end the confusing series of alterations to education by revising and aligning the state's academic standards and tests. In March 2017 the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved revisions to the state English language arts (ELA) and math standards. The purpose of this report…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, State Standards, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
This report provides comparisons between Kansas and relevant state groups on key demographic variables. It is a companion piece to the "KASB Comparing Kansas 2017" report that helps show how factors outside of school funding may have an impact on student outcomes for each state. In addition, the Appendix contains the detailed tables…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Adults, Population Distribution, Institutional Characteristics
Torres, Amada – Independent School, 2016
In September 2015, when the College Board released its average SAT scores for the 2015 graduating class, two details stood out for many educators: (1) the record participation and diversity numbers (close to 1.7 million students took the test, with 50 percent being students of color); and (2) the test's lower average scores compared with previous…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Private Schools, Scores, Gender Differences
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Black, Sandra E.; Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We investigate the efficacy and equity of college admissions criteria by estimating the effect of multiple measures of college readiness on college performance in the context of race-blind automatic admissions policies. We take advantage of a unique institutional feature of the Texas higher education system to control for selection into…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Readiness, Affirmative Action
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
Most colleges and universities in the United States require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of the college application process. These tests are high stakes in at least three ways. First, most universities factor scores on these tests into admissions decisions. Second, higher scores can increase a student's chances of being admitted to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, College Applicants, High Stakes Tests
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