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Ford, Karly S.; Rosinger, Kelly; Choi, Junghee – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Policy researchers have difficulty understanding stratification in enrollment in US higher education when race and ethnicity data are plagued by missing values. Students who decline to ethnoracially self-identify become part of a "race unknown" reporting category. In undergraduate enrollment, "race unknown" students are not…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Competitive Selection, Race, Ethnicity
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Kessler, Judd B.; Tahamont, Sarah; Gelber, Alexander; Isen, Adam – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2022
Recent policy discussions have proposed government-guaranteed jobs, including for youth. One key potential benefit of youth employment is a reduction in criminal justice contact. Prior work on summer youth employment programs has documented little-to-no effect of the program on crime during the program but has found decreases in violent and other…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Selective Admission, Competitive Selection, Crime
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Herbaut, Estelle – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2022
Inequalities in access to elite higher education institutions are central in the horizontal dimension of social stratification in higher education. Previous studies have consistently shown large social inequalities in access from French "grandes écoles" (GE), but there is limited empirical evidence on the effect of alternative admission…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competitive Selection, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2020
This report examines the value of SAT scores for determining merit-based scholarship decisions as well as admission to highly selective academic programs such as honors programs or colleges. Results show that the SAT is a highly effective tool for predicting students' chances of earning a first-year grade point average (FYGPA) of 3.00 or higher…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Merit Scholarships, Decision Making, Competitive Selection
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Lueken, Martin F. – Journal of School Choice, 2021
The rate of students switching from public schools to private schools because they received a scholarship and would not have switched without the subsidy ("switcher rate") is an integral factor for reliably estimating the net fiscal impact of private school choice programs. Switcher rates observed among students in control groups in…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, School Choice, Public Schools, Private Schools
Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2018
This post is one in a series highlighting MDRC's methodological work. In the past decade, rapid growth in the number of charter schools and school district choice systems has provided education researchers with exciting opportunities to use naturally occurring pockets of randomization to rigorously study the effects of policy-relevant education…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Competitive Selection, Admission (School), Charter Schools
McCormick, Meghan; Unterman, Rebecca; Pralica, Mirjana; Weiland, Christina; Weissman, Amanda; Hsueh, JoAnn – MDRC, 2022
The Boston Public Schools (BPS) district is the first large school system in the United States to design and implement a curriculum and professional model--called "Focus on Early Learning"--to align instruction across its well-known, high-quality public school pre-K program and early elementary school grades. Schools opt in and can…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education)
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Kegelaers, Jolan; Hoogkamer, Lotte; Oudejans, Raôul R. D. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2022
Orchestra auditions form a critical career challenge for many aspiring classical musicians. Hence, emerging professional musicians--defined as promising musicians entering the professional circuit without having yet established full-time employment--require effective practice and performance strategies to manage the demands of auditions. The…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Drills (Practice), Performance
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Pilgrim, Marcia; Hornby, Garry; Inniss, Tara – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2018
This article examines the implications of selective secondary school education in Barbados for the provision of an inclusive and equitable education system and highlights its impact on educational outcomes. The concepts of inclusion and equity in education are discussed and their importance in achieving the education goals of nations within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Equal Education, Access to Education
Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2019
Critics of private school choice programs argue that they drain resources from public schools and increase taxpayer costs. Supporters of these programs, on the other hand, argue that these programs save taxpayers money because the average amount of scholarships is less than per pupil spending in public schools. Given these fiscal concerns, when…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Private Schools, Tax Credits
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Merry, Michael S.; Arum, Richard – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Selection within the educational domain breeds a special kind of suspicion. Whether it is the absence of transparency in the selection procedure, the observable outcomes of the selection, or the criteria of selection itself, there is much to corroborate the suspicion many have that selection in practice is unfair. And certainly as it concerns…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Equal Education, Public Schools
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Armendáriz, Joyzukey; Tarango, Javier; Machin-Mastromatteo, Juan Daniel – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2018
This descriptive and correlational research studies 15,658 students from 335 secondary schools in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, through the results of the examination of admission to high school education (National High School Admission Test--EXANI I from the National Assessment Center for Education--CENEVAL) on logical-mathematical and verbal…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Competition, Junior High Schools, Correlation
Burczek Dreier, John – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The creation of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) program provides a natural experiment where a difference-in-differences estimation design is employed to isolate how state merit aid funding may lead institutions to change their institutional grant aid. Principal agent and resource dependence theories together establish state and…
Descriptors: State Aid, Merit Scholarships, Grants, Competitive Selection
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Setren, Elizabeth – Education Next, 2020
Maximizing the potential of all students is the stated goal of many schools. When some students have specialized needs, however, the best way forward isn't always clear. Nationwide, special-education students and English learners account for a significant share of total enrollment: federal data from 2016 show 14 percent of all students receive…
Descriptors: Special Education, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
Bradberry, Sara Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 2010, Arkansas became the most recent state to establish a state lottery program, which allowed lottery revenue to serve as the primary funding source for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. The primary goal of this research study was to begin understanding the type of impact the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship funded by the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Public Colleges, Graduation Rate
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