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Loester, Richard P. – Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, 1976
This article addresses itself to the current role of the admissions officer as a professional. It also probes the various aspects of one institution's decision to base its admissions decisions on continuance of competitive academic standards in the face of fiscal crisis and recent administrative dismissals. (Author)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Bound Students, Competitive Selection
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Jenkins, Renee R. – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1991
Social dynamics of health issues facing today's adolescents are discussed, with attention to the Year 2000 Health Objectives of the Public Health Service. Research on the social context of the adolescent must consider what can be learned from the resilient child who develops well in the face of adversity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Futures (of Society)
Dominick, Charles A.; And Others – Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, 1980
Reports results of a national survey of college admissions officers and high school guidance counselors who were asked to predict the shape of college admissions activities in the next 10 years and the impact of those changing activities on high schools and colleges. (Author)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Bound Students, Enrollment
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Blair, R. Clifford; Higgins, J. J. – Florida Journal of Educational Research, 1984
R. V. Hopkins (1982) has criticized the use of means as the unit of analysis in situations where intact groups, such as classes, rather than individuals have been randomly assigned to various treatment conditions. Instead, Hopkins advocated the use of certain analysis of variance (ANOVA) models that, as far as test for treatment effects are…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Classrooms, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chaplin, Duncan D. – Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, 1998
Findings based on High School and Beyond survey data suggest that taking more high-school math courses and being held to higher math standards are associated with higher future earnings. Results for science courses are less clear. Students must be challenged, and math teachers must receive additional training. (Contains 41 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Attendance, College Bound Students, Courses
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Hollinger, Constance L. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1983
Studied the role of self-perceptions of career-relevant abilities in understanding the career aspirations of mathematically talented adolescent females (N=121). Students were assigned to one of six career-aspiration groups. Analysis indicated that nontraditional math career aspirants could be discriminated on the basis of seven self-estimates of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Choice, Females, High Schools
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Resnick, Harvey; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1982
Investigated the prevalence and correlates of math anxiety among college freshmen (N=1,045) and studied its dimensionality based on one measure of math anxiety, the Math Anxiety Rating Scale (MARS). Results indicated most college freshmen reported low levels of math anxiety and that there were no large sex differences. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Factor Analysis, Higher Education
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Chandler, Harry N. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1981
The author considers reasons for the time delay between research findings and classroom application, examines research on teaching math and spelling to the learning disabled (LD) student, and reviews the status of the controversy over process or modality training for LD students. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Modalities, Mathematics Instruction
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Jones, Russell T.; Evans, Helen L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1980
Following trials in which children self-administered prizes, subjects in the stringent-demand group performed significantly better, during both the incentive and the extinction conditions, on time at task, number of correct problems, and number of problems attempted, than did subjects in lenient-demand and control groups. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Problem Solving
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Fagan, Thomas K.; Schicke, Michelle C. – Journal of School Psychology, 1994
Collected data on ratios of school psychologists to schoolchildren for the largest school districts in the United States. Overall district average ratio was 1:1,706 with a range from 1:686 to 1:5,077. Results were compared with historical data and provide sources for the understanding and study of large-district school psychological services.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Ratios (Mathematics), School Psychologists
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Schmidt, William H. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1983
A conception of invalidity as bias is related to content validity for standardized achievement tests. A method of estimating content bias for each of three content domains (a priori, curricular, and instructional) based on the specification of a content taxonomy is also proposed. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Content Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Instruction
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Falaris, Evangelos M.; Peters, H. Elizabeth – Journal of Human Resources, 1998
A study examined data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience and Panel Study of Income Dynamics from those who consistently responded and those who missed some surveys. Attrition either had no effect on regression estimates or affected only the estimates of the intercept. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Educational Status Comparison, Estimation (Mathematics), Longitudinal Studies
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d'Ailly, Hsiao H.; Simpson, Jacque; MacKinnon, G. E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1997
The cognitive effects of self-referencing in math word problems were studied in 100 third, fourth, and fifth graders solving compare-unknown and referent-unknown problems. In general, self-referencing (referring to "you") facilitated encoding processes in solving these problems. Self-referencing appeared to decrease the load on working…
Descriptors: Coding, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving
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McGrew, Kevin S.; Pehl, Jeanmarie – Journal of School Psychology, 1988
Explored the relationship between third-grade children's (N=45) performance on the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery (WJ) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale-Revised (WISC-R) and subsequent ninth-grade reading and math achievement. Found significant correlations between third-grade WISC-R and WJ intellectual/achievement scores and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 3, Grade 9, High Schools
Seaver, William L.; Belli, Gabriella M. – 1989
This paper discusses the problems and general solutions of statistics teaching by summarizing some strategies that have been effective with part-time students in off-campus settings. Included are discussions on: (1) applications of computer skills and student projects; (2) teaching statistical thinking using various modes of presentations and…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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