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Williams, Lindsey N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Postsecondary student performance has been studied in great detail by higher education systems and their stakeholders in attempts to identify what may contribute to increased rates of retention and degree completion. Research on predictors of postsecondary performance has focused significantly on the relationship between performance and…
Descriptors: College Students, Persistence, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Angrove, Kay E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the relationship between (a) student demographic variables (i.e., ethnicity, gender, first generation status, low income), college admission variables (i.e., admission status, SAT/ACT scores, remediation requirements), and (b) GPA and retention was influenced by first-year…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, First Generation College Students
Staats, Tiffany Glenda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative record of study was to explore the relationship between performance on EBRW scores on the SAT and participation in dual credit, advanced placement, or on-level junior English coursework. In addition, the relationship between participation in a collegiate academy magnet program and SAT performance was also of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, High Schools
Whipps-Johnson, Jamellah Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
High school graduation rates are higher than they have ever been in 40 years, but disparities continue to exist for students of color and students from poverty when compared to their counterparts. High school reform efforts like creating small learning communities are promising, but small schools alone do not improve student outcomes.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Diversity, Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences
Harvey, Donzel Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, White, and Asian graduates of public secondary schools in Texas using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. Data examined were the average ACT and SAT scores for the past 10 school years (i.e., 2001-2002…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Ethnicity, Racial Differences, African American Students
Shannon, Christopher C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The selection and retention assessment process is dynamic. Dipboye, Smith, and Howell (1994) argued that the most influential portion of the final hiring process is the result of the interviewer's impression of the applicants. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program is responsible for selecting, retaining and ultimately hiring…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Military Personnel, Military Training, Interviews
Griffen, Ron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Underrepresented high school students must be effectively prepared for postsecondary education. Ensuring that all students graduate from high school college-ready is requiring educators to rethink traditional programming in an attempt to better meet the needs of all students. Therefore, the utilization of college preparation programs such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Improvement Programs, Demonstration Centers, Disproportionate Representation
Watkins, Paul David – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the learning community program at a small liberal arts college on educational outcomes as measured by differences in semester GPA between learning community participants and non-participants, as well as differences between types of learning communities, time of participation in…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Communities of Practice, Grade Point Average
Fu, Yanfei – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the effectiveness of traditional admissions criteria, including prior GPA, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL in predicting undergraduate and graduate academic success for American and international students at a large public university in the southwestern United States. Included are the admissions and enrollment data for 25,017 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, College Admission, Enrollment
Greenway, Gina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many factors contribute to student achievement. This study focuses on three areas: how students learn, how student personality type affects performance, and how course format affects performance outcomes. The analysis sought to improve understanding of the direction and magnitude with which each of these factors impacts student success. Improved…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Personality Traits, Cognitive Style, Learning Processes
Myers, Marcus Raymond – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate demographic, family, and school variables, including the variable of the number of years at a residential school for the deaf and examine the relationship of these variables to English reading comprehension. This focused study involved a sample of 60 deaf students attending a southwestern U.S. school…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Reading Ability, Scores, Deafness
Trusty, Edward Maurice, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There is an underlying assumption that regardless of student ethnicity, socio-economic status, or any other variable, elite, independent schools by mission and design are effective at producing successful students. This would cause some to conclude that all students enrolled in elite, independent schools perform similarly on all academic measures.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Travel, Class Rank, Private Schools
Cresswell, Ronald Eliot – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of the quantitative explanatory study was to investigate the relationship between student mathematics course prerequisite completion and the final grades attained in the required community college mathematics classes. A quantitative method was appropriate because it explored the relationship between the response variable, the final…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Correlation
Chen, Li – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Scholastic Aptitude Test, called SAT, has an immense influence in Chinese education. Most Chinese students choose to attend tutoring programs outside of the school curriculum to help them prepare. This study explores the tutoring programs both in China and the United States to assess variables that affect the quality of their preparation.…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Aptitude, Grade Point Average