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Nichols, Timothy; Ailts, Jacob; Chang, Kuo-Liang – Honors in Practice, 2016
This study gathered, analyzed, and compared perspectives of students who were honors-eligible but never began the program, students who began in honors and discontinued their enrollment, and those who were persisting in honors. Broadly speaking (and not surprisingly), the responses of students persisting in honors reflected the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, School Holding Power, Honors Curriculum
Radunzel, Justine; Noble, Julie – ACT, Inc., 2012
This study compared the effectiveness of ACT[R] Composite score and high school grade point average (HSGPA) for predicting long-term college success. Outcomes included annual progress towards a degree (based on cumulative credit-bearing hours earned), degree completion, and cumulative grade point average (GPA) at 150% of normal time to degree…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Institutions, Benchmarking, High School Students
Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Adolescents, Path Analysis
Williams-Miller, Janice E. – 1998
This study explored ways in which students obtained efficacy perceptions of self-regulated learning. High school students (N=297) were self-administered American College Testing Assessment (ACT) practice examinations and Bandura's self-regulated learning subscale with specific reference to English and mathematics. Path analytic results suggested…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, English, High School Students
Keeves, J. P. – 1974
The purpose of the inquiry described was to examine the ways in which characteristics of the educational environment of the home, the school, and the peer group accounted for change in performance at school over the period of a year, in which the sample of children selected for investigation progressed from primary school to high school. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Family Influence, Longitudinal Studies
Keeves, J. P. – 1974
In this paper, personality characteristics of the students and their performance at school are linked together. The performance cycle model of 12 months duration used here contains causal relationships between initial achievement, the mediating variables of academic motivation and attentiveness, and final achievement. A random sample of 215…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention, Educational Research, Family Environment