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Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely – Critical Questions in Education, 2017
This article seeks to trace the cartography of truth-telling through a posthuamanist predicament of ritual culture in higher education and critical inquiry. Ritual culture in higher education such as graduation ceremony produces and reflects the realities of becoming subjects. These spaces are proliferating grounds for truth telling and practical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Hispanic Americans, Higher Education, College Graduates
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Yue, Hongtao; Hart, Steven M. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This research employed Event History Analysis to understand how service-learning participation is related to students' graduation within six years. The longitudinal dataset includes 31,074 new undergraduate students who enrolled in a large western U.S. public university from Fall 2002 to Fall 2009. The study revealed that service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduation Rate, Correlation, Longitudinal Studies
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2016
In today's economy, a quality public education is the key to economic prosperity for young people. When Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau took office in 2009, there were 2,272 public school students who dropped out of school, and Montana had a dropout rate of five percent. For a state with a school population as small as Montana,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
Weaver-Randall, Katie; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Under the guidelines of state law, RCW 28A.175.010, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. At the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington uses the adjusted cohort graduation calculation to track a single cohort…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Students
Sanchez, Rudolph J.; Ramirez, Adrian D.; Hernandez, Chris – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
As with many higher education institutions, Fresno State struggles with graduation rates. The overall six-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time freshmen hovers around 50 percent. The graduation gap between the two largest ethnic groups, White (55.6) and Hispanic (43.5), was 12.1 percentage points in 2012. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: State Universities, Graduation Rate, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Hepner, Seth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The 1st-year retention rate of the Structured Education Program (SEP) is 90%, yet the 6-year graduation rate of SEP students is 29%. The gap between SEP 1st-year retention and graduation rates is the problem that this study addressed. The low graduation rate of SEP students is an important issue because graduation rates are used to measure the…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Graduation Rate, College Students, Dropouts
Jaime, Laura Eileen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to examine the effect that Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrators, non-CTE concentrators and academic concentrators have on the on-time graduation of 1035 high school students in 7 high schools in Arizona for the 2015--2016 school year. There were three research questions…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education
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Cintina, Inna; Kana'iaupuni, Shawn Malia – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We examine GPA and timely graduation among Native Hawaiian (NH) students using a unique dataset of bachelor degree recipients from the University of Hawai'i. Our findings indicate that NHs have lower average GPA at graduation and the differences persist across the entire distribution of GPA. More troubling were the larger differences in GPA…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, STEM Education, College Students, Time to Degree
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Cohen, Richard; Kelly, Angela M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study explored science, mathematics, and general academic factors that predicted outcomes for community college students (N = 3052) in a regional institution. A binary logistic regression was performed to determine significant independent variables contributing to successful outcomes (graduation or transfer) vs. non-completion. Transcript…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Prediction
Weaver-Randall, Katie; Ireland, Lisa – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2017
Under the guidelines of state law, RCW 28A.175.010, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is required to report annually on the educational progress of public school students in grades 7-12. At the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington uses the adjusted cohort graduation calculation to track a single cohort…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indian Students
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Mordechay, Kfir – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
Economic crises are a recurrent phenomenon in American society, yet there is little knowledge of the impacts on educational opportunity. Using data from a large high school district as a case study, this research explores the impact of the Great Recession (2007-2009) on high school senior graduation rates in an area at the epicenter of the…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Attainment, Evidence, Urban Schools
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Candelaria, Christopher A.; Shores, Kenneth A. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
We provide new evidence about the effect of court-ordered finance reforms that took place between 1989 and 2010 on per-pupil revenues and graduation rates. We account for heterogeneity in the treated and counterfactual groups to estimate the effect of overturning a state's finance system. Seven years after reform, the highest poverty quartile in a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Expenditure per Student, Graduation Rate
Pigao, Lana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This researcher explored the relationship between fundraising results and graduation rates at the 50 Texas community college districts. Decreases of state funding to community colleges during the past several years has created not only problems meeting budget expenditures, but also encouraged the development of new ways of raising revenue to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Fund Raising, Graduation Rate, Community Colleges
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Buchanan, Erin M.; Valentine, Kathrene D.; Frizell, Michael L. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Student retention rates are increasingly important in higher education. Higher education institutions have adopted various programs in the hopes of increasing graduation rates and grade point averages (GPAs). One of the most effective attempts at improvement has been the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. We examined our SI program relative to…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Academic Support Services, Disproportionate Representation, School Holding Power
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
In a budget note in HB 5016 (2015), the Oregon Legislature directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to report back to the Legislature prior to March 1, 2016 on its efforts to provide direction, and if necessary, training to staff from school districts and education service districts for reporting graduation data. This note also asked…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Graduation Rate, Annual Reports, Educational Legislation
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