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Aguinis, Herman; Culpepper, Steven A.; Pierce, Charles A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
We introduce the concept of "differential prediction generalization" in the context of college admissions testing. Specifically, we assess the extent to which predicted first-year college grade point average (GPA) based on high-school grade point average (HSGPA) and SAT scores depends on a student's ethnicity and gender and whether this…
Descriptors: Prediction, Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Freshmen
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Lawrence, Matthew – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Researchers and policymakers argue that expanding college access is one way to increase opportunities for students who would become the first in their families to enroll in a postsecondary institution. This article uses measures of educational attainment in the previous two generations to consider whether parents' own histories of educational…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Mobility, First Generation College Students
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Aslan, Sevda; Gelbal, Selahattin – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the change in separation-individuation between late adolescents in the first, second, third and fourth year of higher education. The study sample used for this longitudinal study consisted of 148 students attending class studies, computer education and science education departments of Kirikkale University.…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Statistical Analysis
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Mustapha, Aida; Samsudin, Noor Azah; Arbaiy, Nurieze; Mohammed, Rozlini; Hamid, Isredza Rahmi – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
In programming, one problem can usually be solved using different logics and constructs but still producing the same output. Sometimes students get marked down inappropriately if their solutions do not follow the answer scheme. In addition, lab exercises and programming assignments are not necessary graded by the instructors but most of the time…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Scoring Rubrics, Grading
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Smith, Patricia Joanne – Honors in Practice, 2015
Although the number of honors programs and colleges has grown dramatically over the last twenty years to over a thousand programs nationally, little has been done to develop consistency of standards in honors. In the interest of seeking consistency, the author designed a research study to provide initial insights into assessable measures that a…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Program Evaluation, Content Validity, Surveys
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Gold, Bernadette; Holodynski, Manfred – Educational Assessment, 2015
The current study describes the development and construct validation of a situational judgment test for assessing the strategic knowledge of classroom management in elementary schools. Classroom scenarios and accompanying courses of action were constructed, of which 17 experts confirmed the content validity. A pilot study and a cross-validation…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Schools, Construct Validity, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Hou, Hsiao-I; Huang, Chia-Kai – Higher Education Studies, 2012
By analysing the national data from the Junior Survey of the Taiwan Higher Education Dataset, this study identified significant variables influencing the educational aspirations of aboriginal students at technical and vocational institutions. The study shows that several variables are predictive of the educational aspirations of aboriginal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration, Technical Education
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Razi, Salim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study aims primarily to investigate the impact of learning multiple foreign languages on the use of metacognitive reading strategies (MRSs) by foreign language teaching (FLT) department students. A number of factors such as gender, hand preference, class, and programme with reference to their belief orientation were also involved in the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Sheehan, Kathleen M.; Kostin, Irene; Futagi, Yoko; Hemat, Ramin; Zuckerman, Daniel – ETS Research Report Series, 2006
This paper describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an automated system for predicting the acceptability status of candidate reading-comprehension stimuli extracted from a database of journal and magazine articles. The system uses a combination of classification and regression techniques to predict the probability that a given…
Descriptors: Automation, Prediction, Reading Comprehension, Classification
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Winter, Paul A.; Logsdon, Marsha R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
This paper addresses recruitment of Health Information faculty for community and technical colleges, an issue of crucial importance because many faculty hired during the enrollment boom of the 1960s are retiring. The design for this research was a factorial experiment, involving a two-way analysis of variance. The participants (N = 194) were…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, College Faculty, Technical Institutes, Faculty Recruitment