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Benezet, Louis T. – College and University, 2019
This article discusses the conflict that arises between rising enrollments and meaningful college learning. The author highlights data on students' response to the college environment, and offers a number of innovative ideas for fostering intellectual growth among a more diverse student body. These include: early declaration of major; rethinking…
Descriptors: Conflict, College Students, College Environment, Student Diversity
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Stern, Julian – Research in Education, 2018
Some see research as an esoteric, other-worldly, practice only to be completed by those unable to do anything 'real'. Others--including some academics working in universities--see it as 'just another thing to do', a burden on already overworked staff, used as an excuse to set even more performance goals. Within initial teacher education, the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, College Students, Preservice Teachers
Privacy Technical Assistance Center, 2018
The administration of college admissions examinations by SEAs [state education agencies] and LEAs [local education agencies] raises potential legal issues under FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974], IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act], PPRA [Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment], and state privacy laws, and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Technical Assistance, Privacy, State Departments of Education
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McAlpin, Elizabeth; Shilane, David; Kalaycioglu, Selin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018
Large foundational courses delivered in lecture halls are disadvantaged in eliciting participation from all students and maintaining engagement throughout the class session. We introduced a question-driven method facilitated by an audience response system, namely TopHatâ„¢, that allows the instructor to engage students in solving Calculus problems…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Mathematics Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Theobald, Elli – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Discipline-based education researchers have a natural laboratory--classrooms, programs, colleges, and universities. Studies that administer treatments to multiple sections, in multiple years, or at multiple institutions are particularly compelling for two reasons: first, the sample sizes increase, and second, the implementation of the treatments…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Program Implementation, Predictor Variables
Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2018
There seems to always be a new twist on high school testing in the U.S.; testing that is, at least in part, mandated by federal education law. As someone who grew up taking the New York State Regents exams, the author has thinking about high school testing for a long time. In this report, the author offers some thoughts about the current state of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Federal Legislation
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2018
This is a new report that combines the previous "Annual Accountability Report" and "University Work Plans" into one new document that is more closely aligned with the Board of Governors' "2025 System Strategic Plan." This revised document enhances the State University System of Florida's commitment to accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Universities, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M. – College and University, 2017
In 2016, more than 1.6 million students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a standardized college admissions test (College Board 2016a). Researchers have estimated that 33 percent of students who take the SAT participate in some mode of formal test preparation, such as private tutoring or classes, to prepare for the exam (Buchmann, Condron…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Meta Analysis, College Admission
Astin, Alexander W. – Liberal Education, 2017
The social and economic inequities in America's K-12 education system are well known, what with a rapidly expanding system of expensive private schools and the striking contrasts between urban and suburban public schools. America's higher education system, on the other hand, is generally regarded as far more equitable, given that each of the fifty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan – Education Next, 2017
Helping raise the Hispanic college graduation rate is an urgent goal, given the persistently high rate of poverty among Hispanic families, growth of the Hispanic population to account for one in five college-age Americans, and mounting concerns about racial and economic inequality. The question is, how? One potential strategy involves helping high…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation, College Graduates, Academic Persistence
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2017
This executive summary highlights findings presented in the full report, "Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind." The report reveals that Latinos have a long way to go in achieving educational and economic equality. Latinos' rates of high school graduation are improving, but they are still last compared…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
Texas Education Agency, 2017
The Texas Education Agency's (TEA's) 2017 Annual Report is intended to shine light on the agency's commitment to ensuring that every one of the more than five million public school students in Texas is prepared for success in college, a career or the military. In Texas public schools: (1) Graduation rates are at an all-time high and put Texas in…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, State Departments of Education
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Clauser, Amanda L.; Wainer, Howard – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
It is widely accepted dogma that consequential decisions are better made with multiple measures, because using but a single one is thought more likely to be laden with biases and errors that can be better controlled with a wider source of evidence for making judgments. Unfortunately, advocates of using multiple measures too rarely provide detailed…
Descriptors: Tests, Examiners, College Entrance Examinations, Measurement
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Stein, Les; Stein, Alex – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
More than ever before, our nation needs teachers who are not only motivated to teach but who are also properly educated, trained, and prepared for the many challenges that are facing our nation's K-12 public schools. The education departments and schools at our colleges and universities cannot continue to do business as usual--they need to adjust…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Public Schools, Preservice Teachers
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