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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The study reviewed here examined whether taking a course with a tenure track professor versus a non-tenure track professor for first-term freshman-level courses (e.g., introductory economics) had an impact on students' future enrollment and performance in classes in the same subject. Data from 15,662 students who entered Northwestern University,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Economics Education
Clark, Melissa; Rothstein, Jesse; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008
Data from college admissions tests can provide a valuable measure of student achievement, but the non-representativeness of test-takers is an important concern. We examine selectivity bias in both state-level and school-level SAT and ACT averages. The degree of selectivity may differ importantly across and within schools, and across and within…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Selective Admission