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Vasavada, Natasha; Wiley, Drew – College Board, 2011
Presented at the College Board National Forum, October 2011. In this session on academic preparedness and the Common Core, presenters summarized research on academic rigor and current course taking patterns for students and discussed how the new common core state standards will impact curriculum and expectations for student coursework.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Common Core State Standards, Educational Attainment
Edwards, Kelcey; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2011
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The first study evaluated the level of interest in engineering as students approached the end of high school and explored the degree to which the academic preparation of these students shaped the engineering pipeline over a…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Occupational Aspiration, Engineering
Finkelstein, Doreen – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2009. Using a comprehensive longitudinal data set as an example, poses questions and raises issues around defining a high school curriculum that is related to indicators of college success.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Core Curriculum, College Bound Students
Lee, John; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the College Board New England Regional Office (NERO) Forum in Boston in February 2008. This presentation explores first generation SAT test takers in various areas. Focusing on academic preparation, educational plans, work plans and college preferences differ between this group of students and the non-first generation students.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, First Generation College Students, Student Characteristics, College Preparation
Geller, Martha; Lee, John; Matos, Haifa; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual Prepárate Conference in Chicago, IL in May 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of Latino students in the SAT program and attempt to find a way to find how to better support and encourage students in striving for success.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Hispanic American Students, Student Participation, Performance