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Taylor, Erika D.; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
While it was acknowledged as an issue approximately three decades ago, the discussions around shortages in the educator workforce have increased in recent years, causing a great deal of alarm about the nation's capacity to provide quality educators for its students. A related concern is the lack of teachers of color, relative to an increasingly…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Standardized Tests
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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Ceci, Stephen J.; Williams, Wendy M. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2016
Clark et al. focus on the likely drivers of the Flynn effect (sociocultural, educational, technological), and imply that it is not a single causal agent driving the upward climb in IQ scores but perhaps multiple causes with different onsets. Given, the authors' conception of intelligence in terms of underlying attentional and cognitive resources…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Change, Generational Differences, Qualitative Research
Mattern, Krista; Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2016
In this technical brief, the authors summarize empirical evidence from their full report comparing the stated intentions and actual outcomes of test-optional practices. An overview of five commonly stated assertions of test-optional practices along with empirical evidence that contradicts these assertions is provided in this brief. [For the full…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Student Diversity, College Admission, Scores
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, College Readiness
Beard, Jonathan; Marini, Jessica P. – College Board, 2015
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the intended uses of educational assessment scores is critical to ensure that inferences made using the scores are sound. To that end, the College Board has continued to collect college outcome data to evaluate the relationship between SAT® scores and college success. This report provides updated…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Predictive Validity, Educational Assessment, Evidence
Torres, Amada – Independent School, 2015
Between March and June 2014, more than 1.67 million students from the 2014 graduating class took the SAT, marking a new participation record for the test. At the request of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the College Board created a special report that allows the association to compare how independent school students fared…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Private Schools, High School Seniors
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2015
Policymakers may be interested in the extent to which Federal Work-Study programs (FWS) increase students' access to productive employment, and how they impact students' academic and career success. This brief summarizes findings from a recent study using national data and a propensity score matching approach to examine the overall effects of FWS…
Descriptors: Work Study Programs, Outcomes of Education, Employment, Program Effectiveness
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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
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2015
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
Phelps, Richard P.; Milgram, R. James – Online Submission, 2014
It is now clear that the original promise to anchor K-12 education to higher education and backmap the Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCMS) from the upper grades down to the primary grades was empty rhetoric. Higher education has scarcely been involved at all, with the exception of the institutions that agreed to place high school students who…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
Baker, Bruce; Levin, Jesse – American Institutes for Research, 2014
Pennsylvania has historically operated one of the nation's least equitable state school finance systems, and within that system exist some of the nation's most fiscally disadvantaged public school districts. The persistent inequalities of Pennsylvania's school finance system are not entirely a result of simple lack of effort, as policies intended…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County public school, including enrollment,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, Disabilities, Special Education
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