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Jha, Nandan Kumar; Stearns, Elizabeth M. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Post-secondary educational attainment is an increasingly important prerequisite to many valued outcomes. This paper examines the association of racially-specific high school course of study with student's postsecondary educational attainment using ELS 2002-2012 and a comprehensive measure of course intensity derived from students' patterns of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Race, High School Students
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Tai, Robert H.; Kong, Xiaoqing; Mitchell, Claire E.; Dabney, Katherine P.; Read, Daniel M.; Jeffe, Donna B.; Andriole, Dorothy A.; Wathington, Heather D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Do summer laboratory research apprenticeships during high school have an impact on entry into MD/PhD programs? Apart from the nearly decade-long span of time between high school and matriculation into an MD/PhD program, young people have many life-shaping experiences that presumably impact their education and career trajectories. This quantitative…
Descriptors: High School Students, Apprenticeships, Summer Science Programs, Science Laboratories
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Witkow, Melissa R.; Huynh, Virginia; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
Ethnic and generational differences in motivation and achievement have been well-established. However, minimal research has examined the role of social factors on educational outcomes among individuals from diverse backgrounds. With a longitudinal sample of 408 Latino, Asian, and European-American students, we examine family, discrimination, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 12, College Students, Academic Persistence
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Moller, Stephanie; Banerjee, Neena; Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Stearns, Elizabeth; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Dancy, Melissa; Wright, Eric; Valentino, Lauren – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
We argue that Latino/a students are more likely to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college if they were educated in high schools where they studied with satisfied teachers who worked in collaborative professional communities. Quantitative results demonstrate that collaborative professional communities in high school…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Hispanic American Students, Majors (Students), Secondary School Teachers
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Morgan, Yvette; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Described is a 4-year model of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) offered to 294 academically and economically disadvantaged students and their parents during in- and out-of-school time activities through partnerships forged with school personnel and community-based agencies. In an urban high school where…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Minority Group Students
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Byun, Soo-yong; Irvin, Matthew J.; Bell, Bethany A. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2015
Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002-2006, the authors investigated the effects of advanced math course taking on math achievement and college enrollment and how such effects varied by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity. Results from propensity score matching and sensitivity analyses showed that advanced math course…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Advanced Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement