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American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, College Readiness
Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
Scott-Clayton, Judith; Minaya, Veronica – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2014
Student employment subsidies are one of the largest types of federal employment subsidies, and one of the oldest forms of student aid. Yet it is unclear whether they help or harm students' long term outcomes. This document contains the appendices to the report "Should Student Employment Be Subsidized? Conditional Counterfactuals and the…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Financial Support, Student Financial Aid, Program Effectiveness
Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Hussey, Andrew; Spenner, Kenneth – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
This paper examines sorting into interracial friendships at selective universities. We show significant friendship segregation, particularly for blacks. Indeed, black friendships are no more diverse in college than in high school despite the colleges blacks attend having substantially smaller black populations. We show that part of the reason for…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, College Environment, Friendship, African American Students
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D'Allegro, Mary Lou; Kerns, Stefanie – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Data mining and statistical analyses at a less selective institution reveal that the relationships between parents' educational level and some first year success indicators are not linear. Specifically, students who report that either parent or guardian(s) have an educational level beyond a baccalaureate degree or do not report parent education…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Educational Attainment, Data Processing, Pattern Recognition
Kansas Association of School Boards (NJ1), 2011
Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) staff created an index of educational outcomes to compare results from state to state. This report is an analysis of that study. A list of the overall rankings is included on the back page of this report. The index is based on a combination of objective qualitative measures. The data comes from national…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate, College Entrance Examinations
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Adedoyin, O. O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This is a quantitative study, which attempted to detect gender bias test items from the Botswana Junior Certificate Examination in mathematics. To detect gender bias test items, a randomly selected sample of 4000 students responses to mathematics paper 1 of the Botswana Junior Certificate examination were selected from 36,000 students who sat for…
Descriptors: Test Items, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Gender Bias
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Hignite, Michael; Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W. – College Student Journal, 2009
Information literacy is a concept that has evolved as a result of recent efforts to move technology-based instruction and research to a level above the long-held concepts previously associated with "computer literacy"; the focus of information literacy education being the development of students' abilities to construct/collect and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy
Saravanabhavan, Sheila; Jones, Enid B.; Wilson, Carolyn H. – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to test the premise that there is a significant correlation between Praxis1 scores and SAT scores among African American students who are applying for admission into the teacher education program. Data for the study included the Praxis 1 (reading, writing and math) scores and SAT (reading, writing and math) scores of…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Applicants, Teacher Education Programs, College Entrance Examinations
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Matsui, John; Liu, Roger; Kane, Caroline M. – Cell Biology Education, 2003
For the past three decades, much attention has been focused on developing diversity programs designed to improve the academic success of underrepresented minorities, primarily in mathematics, science, and engineering. However, ethnic minorities remain underrepresented in science majors and careers. Over the last 10 years, the Biology Scholars…
Descriptors: College Students, Biological Sciences, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation
Livingston, Samuel A.; And Others – 1989
Combinations of five methods of equating test forms and two methods of selecting samples of students for equating were compared for accuracy. The two sampling methods were representative sampling from the population and matching samples on the anchor test score. The equating methods were: (1) the Tucker method; (2) the Levine method; (3) the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Equated Scores, High School Students
American School Board Journal, 1992
Although 1992 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores have risen slightly, scores are closely linked to family income and education. ACT (American College Testing Program) scores are tied more to academic preparation. Reading performance has improved, but math performance lags behind other nations. Educator demographics, salary information, and regional…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holland, Paul W.; Wainer, Howard – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
The attempt by D.Edwards and C. B. Cummings to adjust state mean Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores for differential participation rates with a "fuzzy truncation model" satisfies three criteria the authors previously defined but falls short for two. Omission of sensitivity studies mars the otherwise exemplary study. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Criteria, Higher Education, Participation
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Hawkins, Joseph A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1994
Regardless of how many times people are told by the Educational Testing Service not to use the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a gross measure of school productivity, the test continues to be used for that purpose. This article shows how misleading SAT scores and per-student-expenditure correlations are used to justify spending less money on…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Expenditure per Student, Misconceptions, Productivity
Steelman, Lala Carr; Powell, Brian – Phi Delta Kappan, 1985
Differences in the corrected state rankings on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are explained by the percentage of students taking the test and by student composition by sex, race, and average family income. Higher state per capita educational expenditures are significantly related to higher average SAT scores. Policy implications are…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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