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Jozsa, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past three decades, researchers have found cooperative learning to have positive effects on student achievement in various subject areas and levels in education. However, there are limited studies on the impact of cooperative learning on student achievement in the area of high school mathematics. This study examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Advanced Courses, Algebra, Trigonometry
Klugman, Joshua; Gordon, Molly F.; Sebring, Penny Bender; Sporte, Susan E. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2015
In the first comprehensive analysis of Illinois' statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions, this report finds systematic differences among schools in the degree to which students and teachers report strength in the five essential supports. Previous University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR)…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
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McCarthy, Cheryl; Blake, Sally – SRATE Journal, 2017
The role of teachers in fostering creative processes in children is essential. However, high stakes instruction and teaching to the test inundates our current classrooms. This study explores the relationship between ACT/SAT scores and creativity among pre-service teachers. One hundred eighteen undergraduate students identified as Education majors…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, College Entrance Examinations
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
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Nielson, Perpetua Lynne; Bean, Nathan William Bean; Larsen, Ross Allen Andrew – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
We examine the impact of a flipped classroom model of learning on student performance and satisfaction in a large undergraduate introductory statistics class. Two professors each taught a lecture-section and a flipped-class section. Using MANCOVA, a linear combination of final exam scores, average quiz scores, and course ratings was compared for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
ACT, Inc., 2017
ACT's annual Condition of STEM reports provide essential national data on student interest and achievement in STEM subjects. The latest report--"STEM Education in the U.S.: Where We Are and What We Can Do"--takes the data one step further by pairing the latest findings with promising practices aimed at improving STEM achievement and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, State of the Art Reviews, Educational Practices, Best Practices
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
School communities across the country are working hard to comply with state and federal policies requiring that all students be prepared for success in college. Technological advances and new reporting requirements make data on students and schools more accessible than ever--but more and better data alone are not enough to meet the challenges…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
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Childers, Annie Burns; Lu, Lianfang – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
Failures of developmental mathematics education are no secret. As a response to improve the success of students enrolled in these courses, different redesign efforts have been implemented across the country. This study reports on one redesign effort that began in Fall 2012. The new design consisted of mastery learning in computer-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mastery Learning, Remedial Mathematics, College Mathematics
Hayes, Shannon – ACT, Inc., 2017
Serious attention has been directed in recent years towards the need for increasing the number of high school graduates in the United States who are prepared for postsecondary education, training and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The number of jobs in U.S. STEM occupations grew by 10.5 percent…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, STEM Education, Majors (Students), College Preparation
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Frey, Regina F.; Cahill, Michael J.; McDaniel, Mark A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
One primary goal of many science courses is for students to learn creative problem-solving skills; that is, integrating concepts, explaining concepts in a problem context, and using concepts to solve problems. However, what science instructors see is that many students, even those having excellent SAT/ACT and Advanced Placement scores, struggle in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Chemistry
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Ralston, Ekaterina S.; Compton, Jonathan; Forbes, Greg; Xu, Xiaowei; Pontius, Jason – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College admission typically requires students to present their high school GPA and a standardized score, such as ACT or SAT. High school GPA is usually attributed to students' cumulative effort during their high school career and is often used as a measure of resilience. The ACT score allows students' aptitude to be assessed. Contemporary…
Descriptors: Usability, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
Crouse, Jill; Harmston, Matt; Radunzel, Justine – ACT, Inc., 2017
In 2014, ACT developed a method to identify high school students who had an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields. By using ACT data elements, this method provided two different types of STEM interest: Expressed and measured. Based on these STEM interest types, students can be assigned to one of four…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Student Characteristics, Validity
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
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Fina, Anthony D.; Dunbar, Stephen B.; Welch, Catherine J. – Educational Assessment, 2018
As states evaluate whether they should continue with their current assessment program or adopt next-generation college readiness assessments, it is important to ascertain the degree to which current high school assessments can be used for college readiness interpretations. In this study, we examined the ability of a state assessment to serve as an…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Benchmarking, Grade Point Average, Reading Tests
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Davis, Matthew; Heller, Blake – Education Next, 2017
Do "no excuses" charter high schools merely help students succeed on standardized tests? Are their students more likely to succeed after they leave school behind? Is it test prep, or true learning? Little prior research is available on this question. Although there is a robust positive correlation between test performance and college…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High School Students, Scores, Public Schools
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