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Wai, Jonathan; Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2018
Many academically-advanced youth take the ACT┬« test in 7th grade for academic talent searches and again in 11th or 12th grade for college admissions. We leveraged this sample of 460,033 students, taking an exploratory analytic approach to examine trends in academic growth from 1996 to 2016. We examined potential predictors of academic growth,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Fong, Kristen E.; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This study describes student behavior through the actual assessment and placement (A&P) process. It then uses an alternative A&P policy that utilizes an additional measure that assesses prior math preparedness alongside subtest choice. Utilizing data from a community college that allows its' students to choose the assessment subtest used…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Student Behavior
Dearman, Scott G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There are concerns about the increasing demands placed on students not only within the classroom but outside it as well. Parents and educators alike are faced with the daunting challenge of balancing the educational and extracurricular pressures that students face. In light of student needs and limited time educational leaders along with parents…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Time on Task
Xu, Zeyu; Cepa, Kennan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2015
This study provides a first look at how student college- and career-readiness have progressed in the early years of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. It is motivated by concern that changes triggered by the standards transition might be disruptive to student learning in the short run, even when those changes may become…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Dougherty, Chrys; Hiserote, Linda; Shaw, Teresa – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the extent to which students who are academically far off track in fourth or eighth grade in Kentucky catch up by eighth or eleventh grade. We studied three recent cohorts of Kentucky students whose eighth-grade ACT Explore┬« scores were more than one standard deviation below the ACT Explore benchmark scores associated with…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Preparation, Career Readiness, Grade 4
West, Suzanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Course grades, which often include non-achievement factors such as effort and behavior and are subject to individual teacher grading philosophies, suffer from issues of unreliability. Yet, course grades continue to be utilized as a primary tool for reporting academic achievement to students and parents and are used by most colleges and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Grade Point Average, High Stakes Tests
Bassiri, Dina; Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2012
Under the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), public schools must show consistent improvement in achievement for all students including English language learners (ELL) and students with disabilities. The assessment of ELL students and students with disabilities can present unique challenges to schools that must…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Accountability
Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Kisida, Brian – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2012
In this report the authors continue the examination of high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). They consider students enrolled in the MPCP in either 8th or 9th grade in 2006, and a comparison sample of students enrolled in the Milwaukee Public Schools. They find that, as of September…
Descriptors: School Choice, Program Evaluation, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
South, Suzanne Lawson – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze school and district characteristics for 2005-2006 through 2007-2008 to determine which factors impacted science achievement for the graduating class of 2008-2009 in Tennessee. School size, socioeconomic status, per pupil instructional expenditures and rurality/urbanicity were predictor variables.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, School Size
Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Adolescents, Path Analysis