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Lew, Jamie – Teachers College Record, 2007
In this article, the author examines how variability of socioeconomic backgrounds affects parental strategies and academic achievement among Korean American youths. The study compares experiences of high- and low-achieving Korean American high school students in New York City urban schools: 1) academically achieving students attending a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Korean Americans, Social Capital
Lance, Keith Curry – 1998
In 1996, follow-up questionnaires were mailed to a racially and ethnically stratified sample of 328 Coloradans who had earned General Educational Development (GED) diplomas in October-December 1995. Although responses were received from 235 (70%) of those surveyed, the response rates for African-Americans and Asian/Pacific Islanders were too low…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Citizen Participation, Economic Status, Educational Attainment
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2009
In September 2006, the State Board approved a new System Direction to guide the two-year-college system for the next ten years. One of three primary goals for the system is to increase educational attainment for the economic development of the state and the economic well-being of Washingtonians. Since 2000, State Board staff has provided periodic…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Adult Basic Education
Zhang, Jizhi; Han, Mee Young; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2009
GED [General Educational Development] Tests offer many young adults who have left school a second chance to gain a credential, yet many educators have concerns about policies for very young test-takers and how they perform on the GED Tests. The GED Testing Service sets the absolute minimum age for taking the GED Tests at 16 years of age. However,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs