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Radwin, David; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Nunnery, Annaliza; Lacy, T. Austin; Wu, Joanna; Lew, Stephen; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This First Look report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2015, and June 30,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Paying for College
Gower, Matthew Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As four-day school weeks continue to gain popularity among school districts across the United States, determining the potential impact associated with the unconventional school week has become increasingly important (Johnson, 2013). The four-day school week has been credited with producing a number of potential benefits and consequences, but there…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Scores
Kogo-Masila, Chemisi Asha – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods study approach investigated the impact of standardized tests on student achievement from the STEM program and the traditional program in a suburban high school. Qualitative data were collected from interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires to get perceptual data from teachers. Quantitative data were collected from different…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Conventional Instruction
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Thompson, Meredith Myra; Braude, Eric John – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The assessment of learning in large online courses requires tools that are valid, reliable, easy to administer, and can be automatically scored. We have evaluated an online assessment and learning tool called Knowledge Assembly, or Knowla. Knowla measures a student's knowledge in a particular subject by having the student assemble a set of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Critical Thinking
Maultsby, SaVon – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study is a review of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) in the Public Schools of Robeson County and the impact it had on ACT scores, graduation rate, and staff perception of economically challenged and minority student enrollment in postsecondary education. This mixed-methods study used quantitative…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness, Scores
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Townsend, Martha – Across the Disciplines, 2013
This qualitative case study examines the reading acumen of a cohort of twenty-six senior football players at a Midwestern public research university. Data related to three indices--ACT scores, interview responses, and personal preferences--were collected as part of a larger IRB-approved study aimed at determining the factors that led to the entire…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, College Seniors, Interviews
Hatfield, Tammy H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students with disabilities are faced with many challenges as they transition from high school to postsecondary education, enter the workforce, and begin independent living. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA) initially addressed these challenges by mandating that transition planning be included as a part of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Planning, Adolescents
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley – MDRC, 2013
Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Grade 9, Program Implementation, High Schools
Kellner, Steven Reese – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study explored the critical nature of the connection between student achievement and superintendent leadership. A great deal of scholarship has addressed either student achievement or leadership and previous evidence has suggested the impact of both parental education and racioethnicity on student achievement, but few studies have…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Academic Achievement, Suburban Schools
Boyer, Grant Coday – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Large achievement gaps have been found in ACT scores between high schools throughout the same state and in comparisons between states. In Missouri, four public high schools have consistently scored four points higher than the Missouri average for years 2007-2011. States, such as Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa, have shown consistent above average…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)
Gill, Rajinder S. – Online Submission, 2010
American students accustomed to standardization in secondary education have experience with fulfilling the requirements imposed upon them, but often these students require further assistance to facilitate their personal decisions about education after high school. Postsecondary education and career preparation programs, educators, and educational…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Career Counseling
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Deil-Amen, Regina; Tevis, Tenisha LaShawn – Review of Higher Education, 2010
The authors interviewed Black and Latino students from five high-poverty high schools as they attempted to make the transition into college. Their ability to exert individual agency with regard to their entrance exams and their college transition was circumscribed by the messages and behavioral norms that dominated their low-performing high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Self Efficacy, College Choice, Academic Achievement
Brown, Alanka P. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify the nonacademic reasons that preclude African American males from enrolling in college after high school completion. The examination of this study evolved as a result of an abundance of African American males choosing not to enroll in college after completing high school. A mixed-methods research design…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, High School Seniors, Enrollment
Anthony, Kenneth Vance – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to gain an in depth knowledge of the day to day activities of home school families in order to better understand the instructional approaches, curriculum decisions, and challenges. Four themes were addressed: motivations, operations, resources, and challenges. Findings about motivations to home school included: (a)…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Traditional Schools, Home Schooling, Motivation
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