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ACT, Inc., 2016
This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 64% of students in the 2016 US graduating class took the ACT test, up from 59% in 2015 and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth of the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Core Curriculum, College Preparation
ACT, Inc., 2015
This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 59% of students in the 2015 U.S. graduating class took the ACT® test, up from 57% last year and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Core Curriculum, College Preparation
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Pavlidis, George; Gargalianos, Dimitris – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2014
This article describes how the current Greek sport-education context seems to offer relatively poor dual-career support in comparison to other available structures in the world. This results in additional obstacles for Greek athletes who wish to educate themselves and an ambiguous prospect for their future. Consequently, the Greek…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Denecker, Christine – Composition Studies, 2013
Crossing the threshold from high school to college-level writing expectations constitutes a challenge for many students since secondary and post-secondary composition instructors often work under different constraints and are guided by different curricular philosophies. Dual enrollment classrooms provide a space where these differences can be…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Dual Enrollment, Writing (Composition), Secondary Education
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report focuses on the college and career readiness levels of the ACT[R]-tested US high school graduating class of 2012. The report represents 52 percent of all 2012 graduates in the United States. Findings in the report suggest that for this cohort of tested students, the condition of college and career readiness has slightly improved over…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of 2012 Hispanic/Latino graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) To Be Continued: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Running, Buys Time to Pass Appropriations…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Public Education, Newsletters
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Schleicher, Andreas; Stewart, Vivien – Educational Leadership, 2008
Educators and governments are paying increasing attention to international comparisons as they seek to develop effective policies to improve the performance of their education systems. Data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are useful in revealing best practices across the world. Current data show that the United…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards
Education Week, 2007
Today's high school graduates are entering a world in which they will need at least some college to gain access to decent-paying careers, according to the 2007 edition of "Diplomas Count." Those without even a high school diploma will face increasingly bleak labor-market prospects. This report, "Ready for What? Preparing Students…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Secondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Readiness
Lackney, Jeffery A. – DesignShare (NJ1), 2004
DesignShare/School Construction News (DS/SCN) Jurists have often critically reflected on their desire to know more about how teachers and students really experience so-called innovative award-winning schools. Through the DesignShare Post-Occupancy Evaluation Program, the intention is to give voice to the individuals whose lives are directly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities Design, Program Evaluation, Awards
Foght, Harold W. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1915
This bulletin is the result of a study made in the Province of Ontario during the fall of 1914. The purpose of the investigation was, more than anything else, to seek some fair basis for comparison of the Schools of Old Ontario--wedged in as it is between New York and Michigan--and the States across the border. Chief attention is to rural life and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Rural Areas, Rural Education