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Litscher, Kenneth Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Based on previous research, there are several student characteristics that have been identified to affect academic success of first-year students in college. However, there are few studies that examine if the type of high school (public, private faith-based, private secular, or homeschool) from which a student graduates affects grade point average…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Institutional Characteristics, High Schools, Grade Point Average
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Thomas, P. L. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2013
The accountability paradigm for reforming public schools began in the U.S. as a state-based initiative grounded in establishing state standards for core content and developing high-stakes tests and schedules to hold schools, teachers, and students accountable (Hout and Elliott, 2011). This essay examines the test-based patterns of that paradigm…
Descriptors: Accountability, Social Systems, High Stakes Tests, Democracy
Durham, Rachel E.; Ruiz, Rudy; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2017
This Fact Book follows a series of reports completed by the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) between 2011 and 2015, that examined Baltimore City graduates' enrollment in college and later degree completion (Durham, Stein, & Connolly, 2015; Durham & Olson, 2013; Durham & Westlund, 2011), as well as indicators of college…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, College Attendance, College Graduates, High School Graduates
Durham, Rachel E.; Stein, Marc L.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
The total number of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) graduates who enrolled in college the next fall declined across the Classes of 2007-2014. The percentage of graduates enrolling in college also decreased by more than 7.0 percentage points, from 49.8% to 42.0%. At the same time, the total number of high school graduates increased, as cohort…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Enrollment Rate
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools