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Grodsky, Eric – Social Forces, 2010
Buchmann, Condron and Roscigno argue in their article, "Shadow Education, American Style: Test Preparation, the SAT and College Enrollment," that the activities in which students engage to prepare for college entrance exams are forms of shadow education, a means by which more advantaged parents seek to pass their privileged status along…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Criticism, Research Problems, Test Preparation
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Franklin, Godfrey; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1995
Describes a study conducted at the University of West Florida with the Navy that investigated the effects of cooperative tutoring on academic performance. Treatments for the experimental and control groups are described, and performance based on cognitive style as determined by scores from the Group Embedded Figures Test is discussed. (24…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
Gasque, Alice T. – 1986
The Board of Regents of South Dakota's public colleges and universities decided in 1984 to implement a Value-Added Testing program (an exit test required for graduation) modelled on the Northeast Missouri State University plan. The plan was intended to increase student learning, improve curricular design, and encourage excellent teaching.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation