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Phelps, Richard P. – Online Submission, 2018
The century-old College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) sponsors, develops, and administers standardized testing programs, most famously the "SAT suite of tests," which includes the SAT college admission test and the "pre-SAT," or PSAT, and the more than thirty Advanced- Placement (AP) courses and exams that…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Standardized Tests, Educational Finance
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
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
Jambor, Paul Z. – Online Submission, 2011
It has long been asserted that the English language is imperialist, however, the overwhelming effect it has on Education has long reaching consequences for people worldwide. That is to say, since English language teaching (ELT) is so fundamental for the financial and academic development of individuals on a global scale, it ought to be proposed…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Graduates, Aptitude Tests, Foreign Countries
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2009
Prompted by some disturbing trends of reducing enrollment among females and minorities in an earlier study (Borman, Workman, Miller & Micceri, 2006), this study, using data from over 600,000 Florida State University System (SUS) applicants, demonstrates empirically how a trend that began during World War II helps ensure that males and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation, Whites, Males
Wilkerson, Judy R.; Lang, W. Steve – Online Submission, 2008
U.S. teacher educators are faced with serious challenges to demonstrate the quality of the graduates they prepare. These challenges are expressed in the country's fixation on accountability and testing. We are witnessing the growth of standardized tests and alternative routes to certification as panaceas intended to solve the teacher shortage…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Programs, Teacher Shortage, Program Validation
Osipian, Ararat L. – Online Submission, 2007
This paper considers corruption in higher education in Ukraine as reflected in the national media, including such aspects as corruption in admissions to higher education institutions and corruption in administering the newly introduced standardized test. The major focus is on the opinions of the leading figures of the education reform on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Murphy, Kevin B. – Online Submission, 2006
Preliminary research into the populations of public urban four year higher education institutions indicates that race/ethnicity and Verbal SAT scores may be acting as proxies for immigration status and the use of a home language other than English. There are indications of differences in the behavior of immigrant/ other language students that may…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Urban Areas, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
Osipian, Ararat L. – Online Submission, 2005
This paper focuses on the systematic investigation of the influence of the quasi-experimental projects on possible changes in inequality in access to higher education in Russia. While intuition points toward a positive effect of introduction of the standardized tests and educational vouchers on the decrease in inequality in access to higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Evaluation Methods, Standardized Tests