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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States. Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education and provided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Snyder, Jon; Wilczak, Katie – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This paper reviews state strategies for incorporating performance assessment in policy and practice. Specifically, the paper reviews the use of performance assessment in 12 states in the Innovation Lab Network, a group committed to developing systems of assessment that provide meaningful measures of college and career readiness. This review…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability
Harvey, James – Educational Leadership, 2018
New research sheds light on the claim that U.S. students' achievement lags behind that of students worldwide. This research reveals a paradox: While large amounts of U.S. students who take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fail to meet its Proficient benchmarks in reading and math, when students' results on NAEP are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Achievement
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Murphy, Joel P.; Murphy, Shirley A. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
"Get ready, get in, and get through." Latino adolescents and young adults are enrolling in the nation's colleges and universities at record numbers. However, completion rates of Latinos range from 8% to 25%. We examined individual rather than organizational factors shown to influence Latino student post-secondary levels of success.…
Descriptors: College Students, Success, Achievement Need, Performance Factors
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Enderson, Mary C.; Mann, Manveer – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article describes how for many college students the transition to college-level mathematics courses presents new challenges beyond those that were part of the high school experience. In this interdisciplinary study forty-four non-mathematics and non-science majors, enrolled in a retail-buying course, were studied to examine student confidence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Nonmajors, College Mathematics
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Mah, Dana-Kristin; Ifenthaler, Dirk – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Students often enter higher education academically unprepared and with unrealistic perceptions and expectations regarding academic competencies for their studies. However, preparedness and realistic perceptions are important factors for student retention. With regard to a proposed model of five academic competencies (time management, learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Patterson, Nancy; Weaver, Joanna; Fletcher, Jamie; Connor, Bryce; Thomas, Angela; Ross, Cindy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The value of preparing students for college, careers, and civic life is a shared outcome of social studies and language arts teachers. This study explores how developing content and civic literacy to these ends can be fortified through language arts and social studies teacher collaboration in source-based planning and teaching. Although numerous…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Studies, Language Arts
O'Connor, Patrick J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
School counselors play a key role in promoting students' academic achievement, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. The author reviews the research on counselors' work in these areas and discusses how schools can ensure that their counselors are better able to succeed in supporting students.
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Role, Academic Achievement
Plaskett, Sean; Bali, Diksha; Nakkula, Michael J.; Harris, John – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Transitioning from high school to college can be a formidable challenge, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college (first-generation) and/or are from low-income backgrounds. The authors' qualitative investigation of a college mentoring program illuminates the potential value of relatable peer mentors in helping…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Transitional Programs
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Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
This study examined the relationship between college readiness of student veterans and retention, graduation, or transfer. I analyzed transcript and administrative data for student veterans who used GI Bill benefits at a public two-year college in Wisconsin. Results from logistic regression show that successful course completion rate (earning a C…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Correlation
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Luna-Torres, Maria; McKinney, Lyle; Horn, Catherine; Jones, Sara – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2018
This study examined a sample of community college students from a diverse, large urban community college system in Texas. To gain a deeper understanding about the effects of background characteristics on student borrowing behaviors and enrollment outcomes, the study employed descriptive statistics and regression techniques to examine two separate…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
We examine the impact of remedial and developmental courses on college students with varying levels of academic preparedness, thus focusing on a wider range of students than previous studies. Using a regression discontinuity design, we provide causal estimates of the effects of placement in different levels of remedial courses on short-,…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, College Students, Regression (Statistics)
Marini, Jessica P.; Beard, Jonathan; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2018
Admission offices at colleges and universities often use SAT® scores to make decisions about applicants for their incoming class. Many institutions use prediction models to quantify a student's potential for success using various measures, including SAT scores (NACAC, 2016). In March 2016, the College Board introduced a redesigned SAT that better…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Knowledge Level, College Readiness
Jobs for the Future, 2018
Many states and districts are working toward developing and implementing high-quality systems that align assessments with each other, and to college and career readiness, and a comprehensive set of higher-order thinking skills. In order to support states, districts, and communities in this, the following 10 principles as guidance and common…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
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