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Garces, Liliana M.; Poon, OiYan – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Over the last few years, even as the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the constitutionality of race-conscious policies in postsecondary admissions in "Fisher v. University of Texas" (2016), a new wave of attacks in the conservative agenda to dismantle affirmative action (as the policy is more commonly called) emerged. First, in 2014…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Admission, Educational Policy, Race
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Assalone, Amanda E.; Fann, Amy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Contrary to the model minority myth that portrays Asian Americans as academic all-stars overrepresented in elite 4-year institutions, nearly half of all Asian American college students do, in fact, attend community colleges, and many experience myriad challenges. This exploratory study utilized a qualitative analysis and investigated how model…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Asian American Students, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges
Doyle, William – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
The majority of Southern states performed below the national average and the average of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in terms of the percent of young adults in 2015 who attained an associate degree or higher. This regional profile presents a synthesis of trends in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Paying for College, Young Adults
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Texas' 2016 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 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards
College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
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Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences
Snyder, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the lived experiences of first-generation college students and the perceived influence of taking high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses on their college education. The following research questions were addressed: (a) what motivated students to consider going to college, (b) what was their experience in taking AP…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Phenomenology, Advanced Placement Programs, High Schools
Payne, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the ethnic representation of full-time faculty and the ethnic membership of the student body at 4-year universities in Texas. A second purpose was to ascertain the relationship of faculty diversity to student diversity with respect to student academic success. This descriptive analysis will…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, 2013
Through generous support from the Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation, USA Funds, and Walmart Foundation, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research on Education (CARE) teamed up with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and three AANAPISI campus partners--City College of San Francisco,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Equal Education, Educational Research, Asian American Students
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of Texas' 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…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
Spangler, J. Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this causal-comparative quantitative study was to examine the effect of Texas' Closing the Gaps by 2015 college readiness plan on graduation and persistence rates in community colleges. Specifically examined in this study were the graduation and persistence rates and the 4-year and 6-year graduation rates of Texas community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Graduation Rate
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Staklis, Sandra; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
This Statistics in Brief describes the undergraduate experiences of students who immigrated to the United States or who had at least one immigrant parent (second-generation Americans). The analysis compares these two groups with all undergraduates (excluding foreign students) and with third-or higher generation American undergraduates whose…
Descriptors: Asians, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid