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Steedle, Jeffrey T. – Online Submission, 2010
Tests of college learning are often administered to obtain value-added scores indicating whether score gains are below, near, or above typical performance for students of given entering academic ability. This study compares the qualities of value-added scores generated by the original Collegiate Learning Assessment value-added approach and a new…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Outcomes of Education
Sedere, Upali M. – Online Submission, 2010
Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create taxing demands. When one cannot cope with it, these cause distresses. Stress is not always bad. The manageable stress motivates individuals to achieve what he/she wishes to achieve. When one can cope with stress it is called "eustress" which is good. Education in many countries…
Descriptors: Failure, Fear, Anxiety, Stress Management
Murphy, Kevin B. – Online Submission, 2006
Preliminary research into the populations of public urban four year higher education institutions indicates that race/ethnicity and Verbal SAT scores may be acting as proxies for immigration status and the use of a home language other than English. There are indications of differences in the behavior of immigrant/ other language students that may…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Urban Areas, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
Atkinson, Richard C.; Pelfrey, Patricia A. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2004
In the aftermath of SP-1 and Proposition 209, the University of California has adopted several strategies in order to maintain access. In the long term, the university seeks to work with individual students to improve their academic preparation and to expand partnerships with the K-12 public sector. The state's need to educate more of its minority…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Affirmative Action, Partnerships in Education, College Bound Students
Zwick, Rebecca; Brown, Terran; Sklar, Jeffrey C. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2004
As part of the University of California's recent reconsideration of the role of the SAT in admissions, the UC Office of the President published an extensive report, "UC and the SAT" (2001), which examined the value of SAT I Reasoning Test scores, SAT II Subject Test scores, and high school grades in predicting the grade-point averages of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Predictor Variables