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Cordes, Sarah A.; Schwartz, Amy Ellen – Urban Institute, 2019
Using uniquely detailed individual-level data on transportation provided to all New York City public school students, we examine the relationship between transportation use and school quality for elementary school students (K-5). We find that students who attend choice schools are more likely to use transportation (either school bus or free public…
Descriptors: Transportation, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Correlation
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Curran, F. Chris; Kitchin, James – Science Education, 2019
Recent work examining science test performance in the earliest grades of school has demonstrated that science test score gaps by race/ethnicity are apparent as early as kindergarten and that, in a number of cases, the racial/ethnic test score gaps in science are significantly larger than the corresponding gaps in reading or mathematics. This study…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Scores, Science Instruction
Maryland State Department of Education, 2019
Based on the 2018-2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, nearly half (47%) of all entering kindergarten children in Maryland displayed the foundational skills indicating they are fully ready for kindergarten. A third (33%) are approaching readiness. Twenty percent of children are assessed with emerging readiness skills. The school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2019
The "2019 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report" is the fourteenth annual report designed to provide the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving three major goals for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Progress Monitoring, Academic Persistence
Belfield, Clive R.; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
As community colleges across the country implement large-scale reforms to improve student success, they need timely and actionable metrics to determine if the changes they are making in a given year or term will likely improve student outcomes in the long run. In this brief, the authors examine how well nine measures of students' progress in their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Success
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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Stark, Patrick – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, High School Students
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2018
"Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance" provides in a single page document statistical information on the following topics: (1) Schools & Districts (2018-19); (2) Staff (2016-17); (3) School Funding; (4) Students (2017-18); and (4) Attendance (2016-17). [For "Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance" covering 2012-2015, see…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Statistics, Employees, Students
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Stevens, Courtney; Liu, Cindy H.; Chen, Justin A. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective and Participants: Using data from 69,722 US undergraduates participating in the spring 2015 National College Health Assessment, we examine racial/ethnic differences in students' experience of discrimination. Method: Logistic regression predicted the experience of discrimination and its reported negative effect on academics. Additional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Racial Discrimination
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Maffini, Cara S.; Kim-Ju, Greg M. – Youth & Society, 2018
This study examined ethnicity and ethnic identity (EI) as moderators in the relationship between self-efficacy (SE) and fighting and bullying. We sampled 315 Asian American and Latino early adolescents residing in an urban community. Results demonstrated that Latinos and male participants were more likely to engage in fighting and bullying than…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnicity, Bullying, Violence
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
Of all students who started college in fall 2016, 73.9 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2017, while 61.6 percent were retained at their starting institution. The persistence rate is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year, while the retention rate is the percentage of students who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Educational Trends
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Shapiro, Doug; Dundar, Afet; Huie, Faye; Wakhungu, Phoebe Khasiala; Bhimdiwali, Ayesha; Nathan, Angel; Youngsik, Hwang – National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
This report is the third in the series of reports that examine national postsecondary student transfer pathways and patterns. Whereas the last two reports focused on the fall 2006 and fall 2008 cohorts, this specific report focuses on the cohort of students who started postsecondary education in fall 2011. Previous transfer and mobility reports…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, College Transfer Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Park, Soeun; Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Choate, Alyssa; Bolenbaugh, Mallory – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Parents of high-ability students with disabilities (i.e., twice-exceptional) play a crucial role in their children's home and educational environments. In addition, parents' sociocultural contexts, including race and ethnicity, can influence their parenting practice. We conducted interviews with 10 Asian American parents from diverse ethnic…
Descriptors: Gifted, Asian American Students, Gifted Disabled, Parent Attitudes
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Lee, Jounghee; Sa, Jaesin; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Seo, Dong-Chul; Samuel, Tonya – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine racial/ethnic differences in weight perception by sex among U.S. college students. Participants: a national sample (N = 70,267) of college students selected from 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions (N = 62) during the Fall semester from 2011 to 2014. Methods: This is a secondary data analysis using 4 years of American…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Body Weight, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2018
Maryland is charged with providing an equal education and ensuring that personal or social circumstances--such as immigration status, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, English proficiency, or disability--are not barriers to academic success. Equity is achieved when all students have the resources they need, such as exceptional teachers or…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
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