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Park, Julie J.; Liu, Amy – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
We use the Critical Race Theory frameworks of interest convergence and divergence to critique the anti-affirmative action movement's co-option of Asian Americans. Past discussions of affirmative action and Asian Americans mainly concentrate on how Asian Americans are affected by affirmative action, whether positively or negatively. We demonstrate…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Criticism, Affirmative Action
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Asian American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high-perceived ability, high-assessed ability)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Reddy, Vikash; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The State of Higher Education for Black Californians is the first in the Campaign for College Opportunity's series of reports on the current state of college access and completion for California's Black; Latinx; and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. The state of higher education reports also discuss the implications of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Graduation Rate, African American Students
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The following essay details a debate between UC Berkeley and a Regent who made charges of discrimination against Asian American students that are similar to the current legal challenges facing Harvard University. The crux of such charges: on average, that one racial or ethnic group is more "qualified" than other groups, often…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Politics of Education
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Park, Julie J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
Ethnic economies promote interclass contact among East Asian Americans, which facilitates the exchange of information and resources through social capital networks. However, low-income Korean Americans are more likely than low-income Chinese Americans to take SAT prep, although both communities have extensive ethnic economies. In the analysis of a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income, Asian Culture, Korean Americans
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Culpepper, Steven A.; Davenport, Ernest C. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2009
Previous research notes the importance of understanding racial/ethnic differential prediction of college grades across multiple institutions. Institutional variation in selection indices is especially important given some states' laws governing public institutions' admissions decisions. This paper employed multilevel moderated multiple regression…
Descriptors: Prediction, College Students, Grades (Scholastic), Race
Sue, Stanley; Abe, Jennifer – 1988
This study examined the following predictors of academic success for 4,113 Asian American students and 1,000 White students who enrolled as freshmen on any of the eight University of California campuses during fall 1984: (1) high school grade point average (GPA); (2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)--verbal score; (3) SAT--mathematical score; (4)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Asian American Students, Asian Americans
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Cimetta, Adriana D.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Levin, Joel R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
Postsecondary schools have traditionally relied on admissions tests such as the SAT and ACT to select students. With high school achievement assessments in place in many states, it is important to ascertain whether scores from those exams can either supplement or supplant conventional admissions tests. In this study we examined whether the Arizona…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Asian American Students
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Fuertes, Jairo N.; And Others – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1994
Describes investigation examining utility of Scholastic Aptitude Test and Noncognitive Questionnaire to predict grades and retention of 431 Asian American students entering a large eastern university. Both were established as significant predictors. (Author/CRR)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education
Lynch, Lian – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant relationship between repeated test taking on the SAT and several demographic measures. These measures included ethnicity (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Mexican/Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Student Financial Aid
Wiley, Ed, III – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1990
Reports 1990 SAT scores for Blacks, women, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Asian Americans, and compares them with 1989 and 1976 scores. National scores show a slight decline this year, while scores for Blacks are unchanged and scores for Asian Americans and Native Americans show gains. (DM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Females
Keller, Josh; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The University of California has adopted changes to its undergraduate admissions policy that will enlarge its applicant pool and drop the requirement that students take the SAT Subject Tests. The policy is the most significant change in the university's admissions practices in at least a decade. It will increase the number of California…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Affirmative Action, Minority Groups, College Admission
Moore, Sara Delano; Stanley, Julian C. – 1987
From a group of 292 youth (269 male, 23 female) who scored 700-800 on the mathematical portion of the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-M) before age 13, the subscale of 68 students who were of Asian descent (55 males, 13 females) were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning their parents' and grandparents' educational and…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Family Characteristics
Biemiller, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
The combined Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of Black high school seniors rose by seven points between 1982-83 and 1983-84, according to figures released by the College Board. Among racial and ethnic groups, only Asian-Americans posted a larger increase--eight points. (MLW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Aptitude Tests, Asian Americans, Black Students
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Schmitt, Alicia P.; Dorans, Neil J. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1990
Recent findings on differential item functioning (DIF) for minority examinees (Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Blacks) taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are presented, and the standardization approach to assessing DIF is described. Item characteristics related to DIF that generalize across ethnic groups are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations
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