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Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Schneider, Mark – American Institutes for Research, 2016
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has developed an extensive data system that captures the wages earned by graduates of public colleges and universities, by major. The board then makes those data available, providing a highly detailed look at the wages of completers at various points between 1 and 10 years after attaining a…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Majors (Students), College Graduates, Outcome Measures
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by law (ORS 327.016), which reports on financial information for English language learner programs, the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program, as well as provides information on the demographics of students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Needs, Student Characteristics, Educational Finance
Mukamal, Debbie; Silbert, Rebecca; Taylor, Rebecca M. – Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, 2015
"Degrees of Freedom" finds that California has not been adequately providing effective college opportunities for criminal justice-involved students, despite the fact that such access will help California build safer and more economically viable communities. This report is part of a larger initiative--Renewing Communities--to expand…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Ozgur, Ceyhun; Kleckner, Michelle; Li, Yang – SAGE Open, 2015
The need for analysts with expertise in big data software is becoming more apparent in today's society. Unfortunately, the demand for these analysts far exceeds the number available. A potential way to combat this shortage is to identify the software taught in colleges or universities. This article will examine four data analysis software--Excel…
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Software Evaluation, Statistics, Spreadsheets
Kelly, Andrew P. – Bellwether Education Partners, 2014
The creation of the massive open online course (MOOC), a new form of digital learning, has enthralled some, infuriated others, and changed the conversation about higher education in the United States and abroad. To some, MOOCs herald the dawn of a new era in human capital, one that will mean the end of college as we know it. Enthusiastic observers…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Payne, Ellen K.; Berry, David C. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2014
Successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination verifies that an athletic trainer has the knowledge and skills associated with the entry-level practice of athletic training, but earning a terminal degree ''does not mean that the person holding this degree necessarily understands how to design, implement, assess, or even…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Athletic Coaches, Physical Education Teachers, Trainers
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Libman, Diana; Huang, Ling – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Chemistry-related software, or chemistry "apps", on hand-held and portable touch-controlled computers such as smartphones and iPods are seeing dramatic growth with increasing adoption rates. This review covers about 30 popular and mostly free apps that can be used to learn chemistry and to serve as reference or research tools. The target…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
Robinson, Jenna Ashley – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2013
To understand and evaluate a university's effectiveness requires a lot of information. But rarely is that information brought together in one place. This report compiles publicly available data about the University of North Carolina system. It illustrates key characteristics of the 16 campuses and how they have changed over the past decade. This…
Descriptors: Universities, State Colleges, Educational History, Enrollment Trends
Grubb, W. Norton – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
Nearly two-thirds of students require some form of remediation before taking college-level classes, and community colleges have become increasingly important in providing this education. Unfortunately, relatively few students complete the developmental courses required to make a transition to college-level work. Based on a three-year study of over…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Basic Skills, Remedial Programs
Rallis, Sharon F.; Rossman, Gretchen B. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Designed to foster "inquiry-mindedness," this book prepares graduate students to develop a conceptual framework and conduct inquiry projects that are linked to ongoing conversations in a field. The authors examine different ways of knowing and show how to identify a research question; build arguments and support them with evidence; make informed…
Descriptors: Evidence, Graduate Students, Ethics, Inquiry
Beasley, Maya A. – University of Chicago Press, 2011
Why has the large income gap between blacks and whites persisted for decades after the passage of civil rights legislation? More specifically, why do African Americans remain substantially underrepresented in the highest-paying professions, such as science, engineering, information technology, and finance? A sophisticated study of racial…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Racial Composition, Economic Status, Disproportionate Representation
Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Hewitt, Randall, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
In this volume, Joe L. Kincheloe and Randall Hewitt have gathered an impressive and scholarly group of authors who argue for the continuing importance of the philosophy of education. Reviving the notion that philosophy is an essential foundation in the study and research of education, contributors to this volume directly confront the evisceration…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Postmodernism, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
Hughes, Claire – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Over the past thirty years, researchers have documented a remarkable growth in children's social understanding between toddlerhood and the early school years. However, it is still unclear why some children's awareness of others' thoughts and feelings lags so far behind that of their peers. Based on research that spans an extended developmental…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Evidence, Undergraduate Students, Siblings
Yanoshak, Nancy, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon's Rock is an educational "experiment" from the sixties that has endured and prospered. "Educating Outside the Lines" looks at Simon's Rock as a pioneer of the early college movement that has begun to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
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