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Universities UK, 2016
Universities transform lives. Going to university leads to new ways of seeing the world, to new horizons and networks, and to significantly enhanced job opportunities, but not everyone benefits in the same way. Fewer students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds go to university, and when they do they tend not to do as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education, Access to Education
Beard, Jonathan; Marini, Jessica P. – College Board, 2015
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the intended uses of educational assessment scores is critical to ensure that inferences made using the scores are sound. To that end, the College Board has continued to collect college outcome data to evaluate the relationship between SAT® scores and college success. This report provides updated…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Predictive Validity, Educational Assessment, Evidence
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Richardson, John T. E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
In the UK and other countries, the use of end-of-module assessment by coursework in higher education has increased over the last 40?years. This has been justified by various pedagogical arguments. In addition, students themselves prefer to be assessed either by coursework alone or by a mixture of coursework and examinations than by examinations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
In the 2011-12 academic year, about 4 million students were enrolled in graduate degree programs in the United States. These students were pursuing a wide variety of degrees in many different fields, both academic and professional. These Web Tables use data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12) to present estimates…
Descriptors: Profiles, Graduate Students, Tables (Data), Student Characteristics
US Department of the Treasury, 2012
This report discusses the current state of higher education, with a brief high-level overview of the market and a more detailed discussion and analysis of the financial aid system. It also discusses the important changes President Obama has made to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The key findings are: (1) The economic returns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Tobias, Sigmund, Ed.; Fletcher, J. D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
There is intense interest in computer games. A total of 65 percent of all American households play computer games, and sales of such games increased 22.9 percent last year. The average amount of game playing time was found to be 13.2 hours per week. The popularity and market success of games is evident from both the increased earnings from games,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Constructivism (Learning), Play, Video Games
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Blomeke, Sigrid; Suhl, Ute; Kaiser, Gabriele – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The effectiveness of teacher education was examined by taking two indicators into account: future teachers' mean achievement on a paper-and-pencil test as an indicator of quality, and the variability of teacher achievement due to background characteristics as an indicator of equity. In detail, the effects of gender and language on mathematics…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sieber, Vivien – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Attitude, experience and competence (broadly covered by the European Computer Driving Licence syllabus) in information technology (IT) were assessed in 846 1st-year Medical Sciences Division undergraduates (2003-06) at the start of their first term. Online assessments delivered during induction workshops were presented as an opportunity for…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Skills