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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
In the 2014 study, "Interactive Online Learning on Campus: Testing MOOCs and Other Platforms in Hybrid Formats in the University System of Maryland," researchers examined the impact of using hybrid forms of interactive online learning in seven undergraduate courses across seven universities in Maryland. Hybrid forms of interactive online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Research
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Do low-income, high-achieving high school seniors benefit from receiving assistance with the college application process? Based on student surveys, a recent study found that providing application guidance, cost information, and fee waivers had a positive impact on postsecondary application submissions and enrollment outcomes. This study meets WWC…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Income Groups, Educational Opportunities, High School Seniors
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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
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2013 study, "Evaluation of the College Possible Program: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial", investigated the effect of the "College Possible" program, which is designed to serve low-income high school students by providing SAT/ACT test preparation, financial aid consulting, and college admissions guidance in an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Regression (Statistics), Low Income, High School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
This study investigated the effect of the "College Possible" program, which is designed to serve low-income high school students. "College Possible" provides a 2-year afterschool curriculum to high school juniors and seniors that includes SAT and ACT test preparation services, college admissions and financial aid consulting,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, High School Students, Low Income Groups, Test Preparation
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
"A Little Now for a Lot Later: A Look at a Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program" examined whether the Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) affects students' SAT/ACT scores and college attendance. The research described in this manuscript is consistent with the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with…
Descriptors: Incentives, College Attendance, High Schools, Advanced Placement Programs