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Beardmore, Kevin Wayne – Online Submission, 2019
The problem of a prepared workforce is perennial. Part of the challenge is one of supply and demand, as education systems attempt to produce graduates with the technical competencies required for the current jobs available. In the new service- and knowledge-based economy, however, soft skills are cited as a greater need by today's employers.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Higher Education, Achievement Gap, Knowledge Economy
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Phelps, Richard P. – Online Submission, 2018
The century-old College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) sponsors, develops, and administers standardized testing programs, most famously the "SAT suite of tests," which includes the SAT college admission test and the "pre-SAT," or PSAT, and the more than thirty Advanced- Placement (AP) courses and exams that…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Standardized Tests, Educational Finance
Phelps, Richard P.; Milgram, R. James – Online Submission, 2014
It is now clear that the original promise to anchor K-12 education to higher education and backmap the Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCMS) from the upper grades down to the primary grades was empty rhetoric. Higher education has scarcely been involved at all, with the exception of the institutions that agreed to place high school students who…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Academic Standards, Standardized Tests
Farinde, Abiola A.; Lewis, Chance W. – Online Submission, 2012
African American women are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields (Catsambis, 1994). The socialization and "under-education" of African American female students engenders ideas of inferiority, while the presence of an inferior race, sex and class, in one body, may produce an ideology of mediocrity.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, African American Students, Females, Disproportionate Representation
Rizzo, Monica Ellen – Online Submission, 2012
Most American colleges and universities require standardized entrance exams when making admissions decisions. Scores on these exams help determine if, when and where students will be allowed to pursue higher education. These scores are also used to determine eligibility for merit based financial aid. This testing persists even though half of the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Scores
Li, Kuiyuan; Uvah, Josaphat; Amin, Raid – Online Submission, 2012
In this paper, we assess students' performance in Elements of Statistics, one of the popular courses in general education, using data from UWF (University of West Florida) for fall 2008, fall 2009, and fall 2010 semesters. We analyze associations between students' performance in the course and several performance related factors including: college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Curriculum Development, Standardized Tests
McGowan-Koyzis, Susan; Koyzis, Anthony – Online Submission, 2012
University freshman participated in this study to determine the difference in learning gains when using a digital reader rather than a traditional textbook in a participatory learning environment. The findings indicate that a combination of focused reading and participatory instruction result in increased learning, thus, challenging traditional…
Descriptors: Global Education, Metacognition, Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices
Snyder, Marc – Online Submission, 2011
This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a relatively young, Catholic university located in South Florida. As approximately 30% of the university's current student population has been homeschooled through high…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Students
Rogulkin, Dmitri – Online Submission, 2011
The second year of college can be as important as the first year but far fewer studies have been conducted on second-year students. About 12% of students leave California State University - Fresno during or after their second year. In this report, we examined second year students to find the differences between those who graduate and those who…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
DeCiccio, Albert; Kenny, Tammy; Lippacher, Linda; Flanary, Barry – Online Submission, 2011
Many first-year students interested in healthcare careers do not succeed in Anatomy and Physiology I (A&PI), which they take in their first semester. These first-year students withdraw from the course or the institution, or their final grade may be below the identified threshold for progressing in their programs. A&PI has become a…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, College Freshmen, Physiology, Anatomy
Bender, David S.; Garner, Joanna K. – Online Submission, 2010
LASSI responses were combined with SAT and GPA information from 342 first year college students to examine relationships between study habits, motivation, gender and achievement. Gender pervasively influenced the results. Despite lower SAT scores, females attained higher first year college GPAs. LASSI [Learning and Study Skills Inventory]…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Measures (Individuals), College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Steedle, Jeffrey T. – Online Submission, 2010
Tests of college learning are often administered to obtain value-added scores indicating whether score gains are below, near, or above typical performance for students of given entering academic ability. This study compares the qualities of value-added scores generated by the original Collegiate Learning Assessment value-added approach and a new…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Outcomes of Education
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2010
This study sought to determine whether the use of standardized test scores contributes any useful information regarding First Time in College (FTIC) students' probable success at USF, using more detailed analysis of underrepresented minorities and women, who Micceri (2009) shows, experience substantial negative bias relative to males and whites on…
Descriptors: Class Rank, Grade Point Average, Females, Males
Labas, Gladys; Minaya Rowe, Liliana – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on how ten school districts and a state university system address a state-funded college readiness program for high school student achievement in mathematics and English. It addresses in qualitative and quantitative detail: (a) the school-university partnership designed to decrease the number of high school students that require…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Morrison, Michael C.; Schmit, Shelly – Online Submission, 2010
A logit model predicting student outcomes for a gateway course, Math for Liberal Arts, was successfully developed which fits the data well. Two variables, ACT math score and high school GPA, were found to be significant predictors of achieving a C or better in Math for Liberal Arts. A practical implication of the study suggests that with just two…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Mathematics Achievement, Prediction, Probability
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