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McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Asian American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high-perceived ability, high-assessed ability)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students continue to fare well on the SAT test compared to students in the state and nation. While there was a slight decline in the overall average score in 2012 compared to the previous year, the scores continue a trend of measurable improvement over time. In addition, most major ethnic groups continue to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2013
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
Lankford, Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; McEachin, Andrew; Miller, Luke C.; Wyckoff, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2014
The relatively low status of teaching as a profession is often given as a factor contributing to the difficulty of recruiting teachers, the middling performance of American students on international assessments, and the well-documented decline in the relative academic ability of teachers through the 1990s. Since the turn of the 21st century,…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Teaching (Occupation), Status, Teacher Certification
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Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D.; Swerdzewski, Peter – Journal of College Admission, 2012
The College Board's SAT[R] Score Choice[TM] policy allows students to choose which set(s) of scores to send to colleges and universities to which they plan to apply. Based on data gathered before the implementation of that policy, the following study evaluated the predictive validity of the various sets of SAT scores. The value of five score sets…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Predictive Validity, Scores
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Richardson, Michelle; Abraham, Charles; Bond, Rod – Psychological Bulletin, 2012
A review of 13 years of research into antecedents of university students' grade point average (GPA) scores generated the following: a comprehensive, conceptual map of known correlates of tertiary GPA; assessment of the magnitude of average, weighted correlations with GPA; and tests of multivariate models of GPA correlates within and across…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Stotsky, Sandra; Denny, George – Journal of School Choice, 2012
Gendered schooling is growing in the United States, but little research exists on single-sex classes in public elementary schools. This study sought to find out if single-sex classes in two elementary schools made a difference in boys' reading gains in 2008-2009, as judged by scores on the state's annual literacy test. In one school, boys in the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Elementary Schools, Males
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Maruyama, Geoffrey – Educational Researcher, 2012
This article examines the logic underlying different models for assessing the college readiness of high school students. It focuses on benchmark scores that purportedly identify students who are college ready and presents the challenges of using threshold scores from a single assessment instrument to represent readiness. As well as providing…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Probability, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals)
Li, Kuiyuan; Uvah, Josaphat; Amin, Raid – Online Submission, 2012
In this paper, we assess students' performance in Elements of Statistics, one of the popular courses in general education, using data from UWF (University of West Florida) for fall 2008, fall 2009, and fall 2010 semesters. We analyze associations between students' performance in the course and several performance related factors including: college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Curriculum Development, Standardized Tests
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2012
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 (Maryland) public school, including…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, Disabilities, Special Education
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2012
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
Smith, Jonathan; Howell, Jessica; Pender, Matea; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In 2010, 21 million students across the United States enrolled in one of nearly 4,500 postsecondary degree-granting institutions (Snyder & Dillow, 2011). Students of all academic backgrounds selected institutions they wanted to attend and, likewise, institutions made decisions about which students they wanted to admit. The resulting…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Literature Reviews, College Choice, Decision Making
Brint, Steven; Cantwell, Allison M. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Using data from the 2008 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey, we show that study time and academic conscientiousness were lower among students in humanities and social science majors than among students in science and engineering majors. Analytical and critical thinking experiences were no more evident among humanities and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study, Social Sciences, Engineering
Rogulkin, Dmitri – Online Submission, 2011
The second year of college can be as important as the first year but far fewer studies have been conducted on second-year students. About 12% of students leave California State University - Fresno during or after their second year. In this report, we examined second year students to find the differences between those who graduate and those who…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
Dobbie, Will; Fryer, Roland G., Jr. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
Publicly funded exam schools educate many of the world's most talented students. These schools typically contain higher achieving peers, more rigorous instruction, and additional resources compared to regular public schools. This paper uses a sharp discontinuity in the admissions process at three prominent exam schools in New York City to provide…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Selective Admission, Urban Schools
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