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Parker, Eugene T., III.; Kilgo, Cindy A.; Sheets, Jessica K. Ezell; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of internship participation on college students, specifically the effect on college GPA. Further, because of the capacity to disaggregate students by race in the sample, this study is significant because it provides much needed empirical evidence surrounding the impact of participation in…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Internship Programs, Student Participation, College Seniors
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice," researchers measured the effects of attending Boston's charter high schools on students' reading and math achievement, high school graduation, and college outcomes. Six Boston charter schools that include one or…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, Reading Achievement
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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
Edgecombe, Nikki; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Baker, Elaine DeLott; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
Originally designed for students who test into at least two levels of developmental education in a particular subject area, FastStart is a compressed course program model launched in 2005 at the Community College of Denver (CCD). The program combines multiple semester-length courses into a single intensive semester, while providing case…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, College Credits, Developmental Studies Programs, Career Exploration
ACT, Inc., 2013
This report describes the differences in early and long-term college outcomes for Oklahoma ACT-tested students between those who were monitored early with ACT Explore® and ACT Plan® and those who did not take these two assessments prior to taking the ACT® Test. Findings support that early monitoring of college and career readiness with ACT Explore…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Attendance, Developmental Studies Programs
Complete College America, 2012
The intentions were noble. It was hoped that remediation programs would be an academic bridge from poor high school preparation to college readiness. Sadly, remediation has become instead higher education's "Bridge to Nowhere." This broken remedial bridge is travelled by some 1.7 million beginning students each year, most of whom will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
Cho, Sung-Woo; Kopko, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Davis; Jaggars, Shanna Smith – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This paper presents the findings from a follow-up quantitative analysis of the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). The results suggest that among students who enroll in the highest level developmental writing course, participation in ALP is associated with substantially better outcomes in terms of English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Basic Writing, Writing Instruction
Hughes, Katherine L.; Rodriguez, Olga; Edwards, Linsey; Belfield, Clive – James Irvine Foundation, 2012
In 2008, The James Irvine Foundation launched the Concurrent Courses initiative to make dual enrollment programs--which allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit--available to low-income youth who struggle academically or who are from populations historically underrepresented in higher education. This work advances…
Descriptors: College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Orr, Margaret Terry; Orphanos, Stelios – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2011
Purpose: This study attempted to determine the influence of exemplary leadership preparation on what principals learn about leadership, their use of effective leadership practices, and how their practices influence school improvement and the school's learning climate. The authors also investigated how the frequency of effective leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Graduate Study, Context Effect, Principals
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Breso, Edgar; Schaufeli, Wilmar; Salanova, Marisa – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2011
Using the Social Cognitive Theory as a theoretical framework, this study evaluated a 4-month, individual cognitive-behavioral intervention program to decrease burnout and increase self-efficacy, engagement, and performance among university students. The main objective of the intervention was to decrease the anxiety the students coped with before…
Descriptors: College Students, Burnout, Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement
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Wischusen, Sheri M.; Wischusen, E. William; Pomarico, Steven M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
The Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) Program at Louisiana State University was designed to increase the success of incoming freshman biology majors in the first course in their major. The program combined content lectures and examinations for BIOL 1201-Introductory Biology for Science Majors, the first course in their major, as…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Biology, Freshman Composition, First Year Seminars
Zeidenberg, Matthew; Cho, Sung-Woo; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2010
To increase the rate at which adult basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) developed the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, or I-BEST. In the I-BEST model, a basic skills instructor and an occupational instructor team…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market
Casteel, Catherine J., Ed.; Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie, Ed. – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2010
This monograph showcases professional development projects by school districts and colleges of education that train teachers to work successfully with English learners (ELs) across the nation. The papers presented in this monograph offer real-life examples of successful and innovative practices, including institutionalized mentoring programs, new…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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Fayowski, V.; MacMillan, P. D. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2008
Supplemental Instruction (SI) incorporates collaborative learning in small, peer-led, group settings in order to integrate instruction in learning and reasoning skills with course content. Several meta-analyses speak to the efficacy of SI but fail to address selection bias due to ability/motivation and gender. In this study, SI was paired with a…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Student Motivation, Course Content, Calculus
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Bahr, Peter Riley – Research in Higher Education, 2008
Burton Clark's proposition concerning the "cooling out" of underprepared students in community colleges has a controversial history and remains a point of contention. Central to Clark's description of the "cooling out" process is the academic counselor, whose job it is to dissuade underprepared students from goals perceived to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Advising, Hypothesis Testing, Educational Attainment
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