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Hosp, John L.; Ford, Jeremy W.; Huddle, Sally M.; Hensley, Kiersten K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2018
Replication is a foundation of the development of a knowledge base in an evidence-based field such as education. This study includes two direct replications of Hosp, Hensley, Huddle, and Ford which found evidence of criterion-related validity of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for reading and mathematics with postsecondary students with…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Evaluation Research, Curriculum Based Assessment, Developmental Disabilities
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Hutto, Pamela Noel – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Community colleges are under pressure to educate a growing student population while economic resources in higher education are diminishing. One measure of success for colleges is the ability to retain students. Due to the varied nature of the community college population, measuring student retention is challenging. One facet of student retention…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Teacher Employment, Correlation
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Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Crime, Incidence
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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McMillion, Tonya; Tucker King, Carie S. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
In designing online and hybrid courses, instructors should consider structure, student motivation, and interaction (per Moore's 1993 Theory of Transactional Distance). To motivate students to interact and to build course community, instructors may assign student introductions. However, after examining students' introductions in a hybrid…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Females
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MacGregor, Philip C.; O'Reilly, Frances L.; Matt, John – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study examined the following question: What is the relationship, if any, between COMPASS placement scores and the student success in the first online course during the students first semester? Discriminant function analysis was used to examine the relationship. This study used existing data from new students, who took the COMPASS placement…
Descriptors: Scores, Student Placement, Testing, Two Year Colleges
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McFarland, Jenny L.; Price, Rebecca M.; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Martinková, Patrícia; Cliff, William; Michael, Joel; Modell, Harold; Wright, Ann – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
We present the Homeostasis Concept Inventory (HCI), a 20-item multiple-choice instrument that assesses how well undergraduates understand this critical physiological concept. We used an iterative process to develop a set of questions based on elements in the Homeostasis Concept Framework. This process involved faculty experts and undergraduate…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Tests, Test Construction
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Acar, Derya; Colak, Tuncay; Colak, Serap; Gungor, Tugba; Yener, Deniz M.; Aksu, Elif; Guzelordu, Dilsat; Sivri, Ismail; Colak, Enis; Ors, Abdullah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (PTR) undergraduate degree departments and Vocational School of Health Services (VSHS) associate degree departments train healthcare professionals, which is important for both continuance of human health and treatment of various illnesses. Anatomic structures underlie the illnesses that these departments treat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Anatomy
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Soicher, Raechel N.; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Previous research has indicated that an intervention called "exam wrappers" can improve students' metacognition when they are using wrappers in more than one course per academic term. In this study, we tested if exam wrappers would improve students' metacognition and academic performance when used in only one course per academic term. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Metacognition, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
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Chen, Jin; Hossler, Don – Research in Higher Education, 2017
This study aims to understand the role of financial aid in college success of two-year beginning nontraditional students. By applying discrete time event history models with propensity score covariate adjustment to a nationally representative sample from BPS: 04/09, this study answers research questions centering around the effects of Pell Grants,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
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Quarles, Christopher L.; Davis, Mickey – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Remedial mathematics courses are widely considered a barrier to student success in community college, and there has been a significant amount of work recently to reform them. Yet, there is little research that explicitly examines whether increasing learning in remedial classes improves grades or completion rates. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ngo, Federick; Kosiewicz, Holly – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Improving the outcomes of students in developmental or remedial math remains a puzzle in higher education. Concerns with low persistence and completion rates have motivated proponents of reform to reconsider the delivery of developmental math. Lengthening the amount of time in math is thought to be an intervention that improves academic…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Lopez, Carlos; Jones, Stephanie J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
There are a limited number of individuals who possess the skills to fulfill the workforce demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the United States. Therefore, community colleges and 4-year institutions must be able to identify academic and social factors that impact students' participation in the areas of STEM. These…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Case, Kathleen R.; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Springer, Andrew E.; Pérez, Adriana; Creamer, MeLisa R.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine the associations between sensation seeking and ever and current e-cigarette use in Texas young adults (18-29 years old). Current cigarette use was examined as a potential effect modifier of the associations. Participants: Participants included college students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges in four metropolitan…
Descriptors: Smoking, Regression (Statistics), College Students, Case Studies
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Mohamad Ali, Ahmad Zamzuri; Hamdan, Mohd Najib – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of various realistic levels of talking-head on students' emotions in pronunciation learning. Four talking-head characters with varying levels of realism were developed and tested: a nonrealistic three-dimensional character, a realistic three-dimensional character, a two-dimensional character, and…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Questionnaires, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis
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