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Diaz-Strong, Daysi Ximena – Harvard Educational Review, 2021
In this article, Daysi Ximena Diaz-Strong draws on interviews with Mexican and Central American 1.25 generation undocumented young adults to examine what shaped their access to financial resources in their college-going transitions. Although scholars have demonstrated that school agents and peers are critical to accessing resources and that…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Latin Americans, Undocumented Immigrants
Baer, Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Writing is a critical proficiency for academic and career success, but a significant number of students enter higher education underprepared for the academic writing expectations awaiting them. Due to immense sociocultural barriers, linguistically-diverse college (LDC) students, in particular, may find college writing challenging. Complicated…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse, College Readiness
Kurlaender, Michal; Kramer, K. A.; Jackson, Erika – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
In 2014, the state of California implemented the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in order to align state assessment and accountability policies with the newly adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS). At the heart of the new performance and accountability system is the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The Smarter…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Common Core State Standards, Student Evaluation, College Readiness
McGann, Matthew L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Relatively few students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are enrolled in the most selective American colleges and universities. To improve enrollment, scholars have suggested that college admission offices provide these low SES students an admissions advantage, also known as class-based affirmative action. This study examined to what degree…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Selective Admission, First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups
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Herberger, Gregory; Immekus, Jason; Ingle, W. Kyle – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In response to the "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" Supreme Court decision, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) reconfigured the district's race-based student assignment and implemented a race- and socioeconomic-based student assignment plan. Using hierarchical linear multiple regression, this study examined students'…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, College Readiness, Race, Socioeconomic Background
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook; Wu, Yin – Online Submission, 2018
This study examines undergraduate students' college readiness and educational engagement gaps in a U.S. public research university. The study reveals the heterogeneity of domestic (American) and international student groups. While typical international students may have disadvantages in college readiness and engagement, English speakers and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Learner Engagement, Achievement Gap, Foreign Students
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Baydar, Askin – International Education Studies, 2021
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service primary teachers' opinions regarding the implementation of teams-games-tournaments (TGT). For this purpose, the action research method, which is one of the qualitative research methods, was employed. The study group in the research consisted of 30 students who attended Artvin Çoruh University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Morris, R. C. – Current Issues in Education, 2016
Higher education research highlights the difficulties students face when transitioning from a junior college to a traditional university. This study explored a gap between junior vs. traditional university students' academic self-efficacy beliefs. This study also controlled for the effects of the student role-identity and academic performance on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Two Year Colleges, College Students, Higher Education
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Nichols, Sue; Stahl, Garth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper presents a systematic structured review of recent research that explicitly adopts intersectionality as a theoretical framework to interrogate how tertiary institutions manage, cater for, include, exclude and are experienced in ways that produce advantage and disadvantage. The analysis addresses the following questions: Within research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Taylor, Yvette – Educational Review, 2008
This C-SAP funded research explores undergraduate student involvement in widening participation initiatives at a traditional university and the ways that students promote and market their university and higher education more generally. It seeks to explore the widening participation messages disseminated by students in their work with pupils and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Class, Access to Education, Students
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Webb, Andrew – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Drawing on a total of 26 life history interviews with indigenous students in higher education, the article examines the role of activating valued resources and personal strategies to navigate unequal pathways into higher education. In Chile, the historical inequalities for indigenous people's access to higher education are beginning to be…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Educational Mobility, Disadvantaged
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Laamanen, Merja; Ladonlahti, Tarja; Uotinen, Sanna; Okada, Alexandra; Bañeres, David; Koçdar, Serpil – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2021
Trust-based e-assessment systems are increasingly important in the digital age for both academic institutions and students, including students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Recent literature indicates a growing number of studies about e-authentication and authorship verification for quality assurance with more flexible…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Special Needs Students
Tibbetts, Yoi; Priniski, Stacy J.; Hecht, Cameron A.; Borman, Geoffrey D.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Grantee Submission, 2018
First-generation (FG) college students (students for whom neither parent has a 4-year degree) face a number of challenges as they attempt to obtain a post-secondary degree. They are more likely to come from working-class backgrounds or poverty (Reardon, 2011) and attend lower quality high schools (Warburton et al., 2001) while not benefiting from…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Two Year Colleges, Group Membership, Values
Holzman, Brian; Stroub, Kori; Kennedy, Camila Cigarroa; Lewis, Bethany – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
In this brief, we describe the distribution of college prep course offerings across Texas and determine which school characteristics are associated with higher and lower numbers of course offerings. We also examine how college prep course offerings are related to student-level college prep course-taking and, in turn, how course-taking behaviors…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Outcomes of Education, Long Range Planning, High Schools
Borsato, Graciela N.; Nagaoka, Jenny; Folley, Ellen – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
A new framework from the CRIS initiative provides guidance for schools and districts to implement a system of indicators and supports for students who are off track for post-secondary success. The CRIS framework is intended as a tool to help districts and schools implement the conditions, processes, and supports needed to increase the number of…
Descriptors: Guidelines, College Preparation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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