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Sinha, Ruchi; Oswald, Frederick; Imus, Anna; Schmitt, Neal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2011
The current study examines how using a multidimensional battery of predictors (high-school grade point average (GPA), SAT/ACT, and biodata), and weighting the predictors based on the different values institutions place on various student performance dimensions (college GPA, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), and behaviorally anchored…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Interrater Reliability, Rating Scales, College Admission
Wainer, Howard – Princeton University Press, 2011
"Uneducated Guesses" challenges everything our policymakers thought they knew about education and education reform, from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. In this explosive book, Howard Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Achievement Gap
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D'Allegro, Mary Lou; Kerns, Stefanie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Data mining and statistical analyses at a less selective institution reveal that the relationships between parents' educational level and some first year success indicators are not linear. Specifically, students who report that either parent or guardian(s) have an educational level beyond a baccalaureate degree or do not report parent education…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Educational Attainment, Data Processing, Pattern Recognition
DeCiccio, Albert; Kenny, Tammy; Lippacher, Linda; Flanary, Barry – Online Submission, 2011
Many first-year students interested in healthcare careers do not succeed in Anatomy and Physiology I (A&PI), which they take in their first semester. These first-year students withdraw from the course or the institution, or their final grade may be below the identified threshold for progressing in their programs. A&PI has become a…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, College Freshmen, Physiology, Anatomy
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011
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, 2011
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
Ost, Ben – Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2010
Using longitudinal administrative data from a large elite research university, this paper separately analyzes the determinants of persistence for life and physical science majors. My results confirm much of the previous research on major persistence in the sciences, but I document that many findings are solely driven by persistence patterns in the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Research Universities
Webber, Douglas A.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G. – Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2010
Rates of tuition increases in both private and public higher education that continually exceed inflation, coupled with the fact that the United States no longer leads the world in terms of the fraction of young adults who have college degrees, have focused attention on why costs keep increasing in higher education and what categories of higher…
Descriptors: Productivity, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Full Time Equivalency
Steedle, Jeffrey T. – Online Submission, 2010
Tests of college learning are often administered to obtain value-added scores indicating whether score gains are below, near, or above typical performance for students of given entering academic ability. This study compares the qualities of value-added scores generated by the original Collegiate Learning Assessment value-added approach and a new…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Outcomes of Education
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2010
This report provides the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving three key priorities for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary education in Nebraska; (2) Increase the percentage of students who enroll and successfully…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment
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Buchmann, Claudia; Condron, Dennis J.; Roscigno, Vincent J. – Social Forces, 2010
Cross-national research finds that "shadow education"--educational activities outside of formal schooling--tends to confer advantages on already privileged students. Shadow education in the United States, such as test prep for college entrance exams, has received considerably less attention. Drawing on the National Education Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Social Class, Enrollment, Educational Mobility, College Entrance Examinations
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Wai, Jonathan; Lubinski, David; Benbow, Camilla P.; Steiger, James H. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Two studies examined the relationship between precollegiate advanced/enriched educational experiences and adult accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In Study 1, 1,467 13-year-olds were identified as mathematically talented on the basis of scores [greater than or equal to] 500 (top 0.5%) on the math section…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Experience, Educational Opportunities, Student Motivation
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Yin, Alexander C.; Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
After surveying 1,827 students in their final year at eighty randomly selected two-year and four-year public and private institutions, American Institutes for Research (2006) reported that approximately 30 percent of students in two-year institutions and nearly 20 percent of students in four-year institutions have only basic quantitative…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Basic Skills, College Admission, Educational Testing
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Crede, Marcus; Roch, Sylvia G.; Kieszczynka, Urszula M. – Review of Educational Research, 2010
A meta-analysis of the relationship between class attendance in college and college grades reveals that attendance has strong relationships with both class grades (k = 69, N = 21,195, p = 0.44) and GPA (k = 33, N = 9,243, p = 0.41). These relationships make class attendance a better predictor of college grades than any other known predictor of…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Grade Point Average, Attendance Patterns, Meta Analysis
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Englander, Fred; Terregrossa, Ralph A.; Wang, Zhaobo – Educational Review, 2010
The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between the grade performance of 128 students in an introductory micro-economics course and the average number of hours per week these students report spending on the Internet. The literature review offers a "priori" arguments supporting both positive and negative relationships.…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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