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Dearman, Scott G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There are concerns about the increasing demands placed on students not only within the classroom but outside it as well. Parents and educators alike are faced with the daunting challenge of balancing the educational and extracurricular pressures that students face. In light of student needs and limited time educational leaders along with parents…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Time on Task
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Greybull is a small high school nestled among the graybrown buttes of northwestern Wyoming. As in five other states, juniors take the ACT test, not for college entry but to see how they perform and how curriculum might be improved. Principal Mark Fritz said that they do watch the scores and do make changes in the curriculum and that Wyoming has…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Skills, High School Students, African American Students
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Standardized admissions tests such as the SAT (originally stood for "Scholastic Aptitude Test") and the ACT measure only a narrow segment of the skills needed to become an active citizen and possibly a leader who makes a positive, meaningful, and enduring difference to the world. The problem with these tests is that they promised, under…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Academic Aptitude
Walpole, MaryBeth; McDonough, Patricia M.; Bauer, Constance J.; Gibson, Carolyn; Kanyi, Kamau T.; Toliver, Rita – 2002
This qualitative study focused on African American and Latino high school students perceptions of standardized admission tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Tests (I and II) and the ACT Assessment. Students enrolled in college preparatory classes were interviewed about these tests individually and in focus groups in fall 1998 in their…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Schools