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Qin, Laura D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Recent studies suggest that using multiple measures can potentially reduce misplacement and improve student success in college (Bracco et al., 2014; Ngo, Kwon, Melguizo, Prather, & Bos, 2013; Scott-Clayton, 2012). Minimal research, however, describes the multiple-measures placement in community colleges, at the institutional level. An embedded…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Placement
Martino, Gabrielle – Abell Foundation, 2009
The educational standards, instruction, and testing of mathematics remain a controversial subject in the United States. Given the significant and growing need for mathematics remediation, it is reasonable to question how well individual states are preparing its high school students to succeed. This evaluation examines the correlation between the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Placement, Testing, Academic Achievement
Mattern, Krista D.; Packman, Sheryl – College Board, 2009
A disconnect between the educational requirements of secondary institutions and postsecondary institutions often results in a large percentage of first-year college students requiring remediation (Moss & Bordelon, 2007). As such, postsecondary institutions administer tests to incoming students for placement into courses of the appropriate…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Students, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement
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Hodara, Michelle; Lewis, Karyn – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
This report is a companion to a study that found that high school grade point average was a stronger predictor of performance in college-level English and math than were standardized exam scores among first-time students at the University of Alaska who enrolled directly in college-level courses. This report examines how well high school grade…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Students, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Modarresi, Shahpar; Wolanin, Natalie; Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
The Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College, and the Universities at Shady Grove to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion; it targets students who are underrepresented in higher education, the first in their family to attend college, or both. As one…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
College Board, 2011
This catalog lists research reports, research notes, and other publications available from the College Board's website. The catalog briefly describes research publications available free of charge. Introduced in 1981, the Research Report series includes studies and reviews in areas such as college admission, special populations, subgroup…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Publications, Educational Research, College Students
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Rafi, Fawad; Karagiannis, Nikolaos – Journal of Peer Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to draw a comparison of high attrition rates among African-American males versus African-American females in higher education and examine the role of Supplemental Instruction (SI). The study was conducted at a minority institution (Winston-Salem State University) where African-American students are in the majority. For…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, African American Students, Males, Females
Jennings, Heather M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Rates of in-coming college students in need of academic remediation are on the rise, for both community college and four-year colleges. Consequently, many of these students will be required to enroll in some level of academic remediation in reading, writing and/or math to develop the basic skills necessary for student success in college-level…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Wolanin, Natalie; Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
The ACES program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College (MC), and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. ACES focuses on identifying and supporting students who are underrepresented in higher education, the first in their family to attend college, or both. In…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Comprehensive Programs, College School Cooperation, College Preparation
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Sullivan, Patrick; Nielsen, David – Journal of Developmental Education, 2009
The scholarship about assessment for placement is extensive and notoriously ambiguous. Foremost among the questions that continue to be unresolved in this scholarship is this one: Is a writing sample necessary for "accurate placement"? Using a robust data sample of student assessment essays and ACCUPLACER test scores, we put this question to the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Scholarship, Writing (Composition)
Belfield, Clive R.; Crosta, Peter M. – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This paper uses student-level data from a statewide community college system to examine the validity of placement tests and high school information in predicting course grades and college performance. We consider the ACCUPLACER and COMPASS placement tests, using two quantitative and two literacy tests from each battery. We find that placement…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, High Schools, Grade Point Average, Validity
Murtaugh, Kelly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In recent years, legislative constituents have made requests of public colleges and universities that place them center stage in the debate over the value of the financial investment of state monies and the documented outcome of institutions of public higher education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting success…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Technical Institutes, Grade Point Average, Public Colleges
Thomas-Browne, Carmen G. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation investigated three instructional strategies in developmental math classes to determine if instructional strategy had a positive effect on student achievement, attitude towards mathematics, and anxiety level towards mathematics at a college in western Pennsylvania for students majoring in applied arts. The significance of this…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Educational Strategies, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes
Fields, Helen; Cosgrove, John – 2001
This paper examines potential relationships between students' reading proficiency and performance in general psychology classes. The primary research objective was to determine if there existed a relationship between reading level, as measured by a student's initial ACCUPLACER reading placement, and performance in a general psychology class, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education
North East Association for Institutional Research. – 2001
The theme of the 2001 annual conference of the Northeast Association for Institutional Research was Institutional Research: Leadership through Excellence. These proceedings represent the intellectual content and insights shared during the conference. The papers are: (1) The Rocky Road to Graduation: An Academic Career Flow Model for Tracking…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Higher Education, Institutional Research