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Freng, Scott – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
A transcript analysis by Freng, Webber, Blatter, Wing, and Scott found that methodology course performance and enrollment timing predicted grade point average in advanced psychology courses. The present study attempted to replicate and extend Freng et al. by using a larger sample and controlling for additional variables (methodology course…
Descriptors: Psychology, Performance Factors, Statistics, Research Methodology
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
This update to "SAT Wars" provides new evidence in the case against standardized college entry tests, including the experiences of test-optional colleges. "The Scandal of Standardized Tests" sheds significant light on key problems such as: (1) Are the tests stronger proxies for race and family income today than they were 20…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Culture Fair Tests, Race
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Owen, Laura; Poynton, Timothy; Moore, Raeal – Journal of College Access, 2020
This study examined the preferences of high school seniors (N = 2901) for receiving college and career information, an area not well-studied previously. Key findings are: Parents and peers are rated to be very helpful sources of college and career information; school counselors are a helpful source of information for first-generation and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, High School Seniors, Access to Information
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Bobkowski, Piotr S.; Cavanah, Sarah B. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Using data from the nationally representative Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examined how journalism participation in high school relates to subsequent academic outcomes. The analysis statistically controlled for a host of correlates of academic achievement, isolating the associations between journalism participation and…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
Treadway, Meagan Nichole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The number of applications to postsecondary institutions continues to increase year over year, and in most cases, the number of applications exceeds the number of students admitted. The use of standardized tests continues to grow to help in these admissions decisions. Due to both high usage rates and the changing demographics of our nation's…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Science Tests, Scores, Predictive Validity
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Robinson, Kristy A.; Lee, You-kyung; Bovee, Emily A.; Perez, Tony; Walton, S. Patrick; Briedis, Daina; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated development in expectancy for success (perceived competence), 3 types of task value (utility, interest, attainment), and 3 types of perceived cost (opportunity, effort, psychological) for engineering students during their first 2 years of college. Latent growth curve models indicated declines in expectancy and…
Descriptors: Success, Competence, Engineering Education, Grade Point Average
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2019
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal, and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, it is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 54th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
ACT, Inc., 2019
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2019 US high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on nearly 1.8 million graduates--52% of the students in the 2019 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, High School Students
Martin, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The author explored the self-efficacy in students with low American College Testing (ACT) scores in an experiential learning environment in a private four-year institution of higher education. Prior to this study it was unknown if students with low ACT scores prior to entering higher education reported a change in personal self-efficacy after…
Descriptors: Scores, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Thompson, E. David; Bowling, Bethany V.; Markle, Ross E. – Research in Science Education, 2018
Studies over the last 30 years have considered various factors related to student success in introductory biology courses. While much of the available literature suggests that the best predictors of success in a college course are prior college grade point average (GPA) and class attendance, faculty often require a valuable predictor of success in…
Descriptors: Success, Biology, Science Instruction, Predictor Variables
ACT, Inc., 2018
The inaugural "Higher Education Research Digest" was released in 2017 (see ED581669) along with the "Enrollment Management Database," a tool assisting enrollment managers, admissions personnel, and other college administrators with student recruitment, enrollment, and success strategies. For this second edition of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, College Entrance Examinations, Databases
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2018
Based on the first cohort of students who took the PreACT® in 10th grade and the ACT® test in 11th grade, this study examines the effects of PreACT adoption on ACT test scores, participation in challenging high school courses, interest-major fit, and college score sending behavior. Adoption of the PreACT led to an increase in ACT Composite score…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade 10, Grade 11, Scores
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