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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
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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Hahn, William; Leslie, Beth – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
This study is the first to explore how skill and effort drive student achievement using a framework developed by Duckworth, Eichstaedt, and Unger (2015). A statistically significant achievement difference, as measured by Comprehensive Business Exam score during the last semester in college, was identified when students were separated by standard…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Business Administration Education
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2009 and 2010. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2007 and 2008. Summary data for the district are also provided.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley – MDRC, 2013
Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Grade 9, Program Implementation, High Schools
Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates
Morris, Don; Romanik, Dale – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for this present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Vocational Schools, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates