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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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Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark; Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Waisman, Ilana; Lev, Miri – High Ability Studies, 2017
In order to achieve the present study's goal--to understand better the phenomenon of mathematical giftedness--we performed a multidimensional examination of the mental processing in students who exhibited mathematical expertise (EM) at the secondary school level. The study included participants from the three groups: students who excelled in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes, Secondary School Students
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Shamsuddin, Shomon – Research in Higher Education, 2016
Many students enroll in less selective colleges than they are qualified to attend, despite low graduation rates at these institutions. Some scholars have argued that qualified students should enroll in the most selective colleges because they have greater resources to support student success. However, selective college attendance is endogenous, so…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, College Students, Bachelors Degrees, Probability
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Fuller, Sarah Crittenden; Davis, Cassandra R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
In the 2012/13 school year American Indian students accounted for 1.1┬ápercent of K-12 students nationwide and 1.4┬ápercent of K-12 students in North Carolina (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.). Research has identified substantial achievement gaps between American Indian and other students on national tests, in graduation rates, and in…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Achievement Gap, White Students
Alleyne, Eduardo A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study is to replicate and advance Kiley & Gable's (2013) work in examining the empirical relationship between SSAT scores and academic outcomes. Data is used relating to students accepted and enrolled in 9th grade at St. Andrew's School--a private elite boarding school--in the Fall of 2010 and Fall of 2011.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Admission (School), Tests, Predictor Variables
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Santelices, Maria Veronica; Wilson, Mark – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This paper investigates the predictive validity of the Revised SAT (R-SAT) score, proposed by Freedle (2003) as an alternative to compensate minority students for the potential harm caused by the relationship between item difficulty and ethnic DIF observed in the SAT. The R-SAT score is the score minority students would have received if only the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Scores, Minority Group Students
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Wilson, Hope E.; Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Little, Catherine A.; Reis, Sally M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Academic self-concept predicts students' future goals and is affected by a student's relative success compared with his or her peer group. This exploratory study used structural equation modeling to examine the contributions of the perceived level of difficulty of the curriculum, in addition to the contributions of social comparison and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Academic Ability, Structural Equation Models
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Petscher, Yaacov; Kershaw, Sarah; Koon, Sharon; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
Districts and schools use progress monitoring to assess student progress, to identify students who fail to respond to intervention, and to further adapt instruction to student needs. Researchers and practitioners often use progress monitoring data to estimate student achievement growth (slope) and evaluate changes in performance over time for…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Achievement Gains, High Stakes Tests, Prediction
Watkins, Donna Moguel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this researcher was to investigate the programmatic impact of school districts' practice of limited early access to algebra on student performance. School districts selected for the study are located in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York. School districts that reported Mathematics A and Integrated Algebra…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Grade 8, Educational Researchers
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Cirillo, Michelle – Mathematics Teacher, 2009
As she sat in a high school geometry class and observed a beginning teacher, Matt (a pseudonym), teaching proof for the first time, the author was reminded of her own experiences in teaching formal proof to secondary school students. Matt seemed to struggle with some of the same challenges she encountered when she began teaching proof. For…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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
Tobias, Sigmund; Everson, Howard T. – College Entrance Examination Board, 2002
To date the authors have completed 23 studies of knowledge monitoring and its relationship to learning from instruction. Their earlier work, 12 studies in all, is summarized and reported elsewhere (see Tobias and Everson, 1996; Tobias and Everson, 2000). In this paper they continue this line of research and summarize the results of 11 studies that…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Knowledge Level, Learning, Academic Ability
Powers, Donald E. – College Entrance Examination Board, 1998
To document the extent of special test preparation for the SAT I: Reasoning Test, a stratified random sample of some 6,700 students who registered to take the SAT in 1995-96 was surveyed. A smaller companion survey sought information about special preparation programs from a stratified random sample of secondary schools whose students take the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Use Studies, Incidence