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Hilgoe, Ellen; Brinkley, Jason; Hattingh, Johannes; Bernhardt, Robert – College Student Journal, 2016
Since its establishment in 1996, the North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing (NC EMPT) Program has provided a low stakes reality check of readiness for college-level mathematics to more than 600,000 high school students statewide. The program strives to help reduce the percentage of incoming college freshmen requiring mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Introductory Courses, High School Students
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Sabato, Todd – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: To compare alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or nonmedical drug use behaviors and self-reported consequences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to cross-ethnic peers. Participants: A sample of 114,816 undergraduates between 18 and 24 completing the National College Health Assessment between 2011 and 2014 were used.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Minority Groups, Sexuality, Prevention
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Khoshaim, Heba Bakr; Ali, Tasneem – College Student Journal, 2015
Universities and colleges at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assess new applicants using academic indicators, such as high school grade point average (HSGPA) and the score of a national standardized test (the General Aptitude Test), to ensure that they are academically fit to join the institution. Such criteria have been suggested in previous research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Introductory Courses, College Freshmen
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Kim, JoHyun – College Student Journal, 2014
This study examined the relationship of tech prep and dual credit to college readiness in reading, writing, and math and retention, measured as total college-level credit hours earned. A sample of 612 high school graduates who enrolled in a community college in two consortia, one in Florida (<i>n</i> = 339) and the other in Oregon…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Academic Persistence, Tech Prep, Reading Achievement
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Al-Amari, Hanaa; Ziab, Abdulraheem – College Student Journal, 2012
This study was designed to assess the perceptions of high school students in Kuwait regarding their knowledge about physical education and the role of health education in promotion. The study was conducted using a questionnaire administered to 250 students (103 male and 147 female) from public high schools, during the school year of (2009),…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Wyss, Vanessa L.; Tai, Robert H. – College Student Journal, 2012
In section two of a 2002 amendment on the Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Improvement Act, congress stated "A workforce that is highly trained in science...is crucial to generating the innovation that drives economic growth..." (Committee on Science, 2002). Given the growth in science,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Biology, Physical Sciences
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Smith, William L.; Zhang, Pidi – College Student Journal, 2009
This paper investigates one aspect of the transition of students from high school to college. It assesses whether students who had an academic ethic in high school performed better in their first semester of college than students who did not possess an academic ethic in high school. Survey data were collected from students at a medium-sized state…
Descriptors: High Schools, Developmental Continuity, School Orientation, Higher Education
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Al-Bustan, Suad Ahmed; Al-Bustan, Lamees – College Student Journal, 2009
This study is performed by conducting a survey analysis to investigate students' attitudes and preferences towards learning English at Kuwait University in non-English major ESL students. The sample size will be roughly 21-22% of a total of 4950 college level English Language learners at Kuwait University where specific English courses are part of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Smith, William L.; Zhang, Pidi – College Student Journal, 2009
Parents, friends, high school teachers and guidance counselors, college professors and academic advisors, college orientation programs, and first-year seminars play a role in facilitating students' transition from high school to college. This paper assesses the frequency of activities linked to the transition process and how helpful these…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Transitional Programs, Helping Relationship
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Al Khamees, Nedaa A.; Alamari, Hanaa – College Student Journal, 2009
The concentrations of air pollutants in residences can be many times those in outside air, and many of these pollutants are known to have adverse health consequences. Despite this, there have been very few attempts to delineate knowledge of, and attitudes to, indoor air pollution. This study aimed to establish the knowledge of, and attitudes to,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Pollution, High School Students
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Thompson, Isabelle S.; Barnhart, Ryan G.; Chow, Peter – College Student Journal, 2008
In our day-to-day striving, dissonance litters obstacles along the path of personal development and these obstacles cause pain and hinder growth. An environment that is relatively free from dissonance should foster personal development and enhance growth. The Dissonance Test-Revised (DISS-R), a test derived from second force psychology, was…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Adults, High School Students, College Students
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2008
Of all levels of schooling, the high school receives by far the most criticism. There are continuous innovations recommended in journal articles, textbooks, and speeches at state/national conventions on ways to improve the secondary level of schooling. At one teacher education convention, the speaker was criticizing the American high school and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), High Schools, Educational Objectives, Individualized Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2008
There was much enthusiasm when the phrase "Modern School Mathematics" was coined shortly after the 1958 National Defense Education Act was passed. Many federally funded study groups came into being. Presently, criticisms in secondary teaching are just as great as it was in 1958. The innovations recommended by federally funded study groups has had…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Educational Change
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E. – College Student Journal, 2008
The problem of this study was to determine the number of first semester college freshmen who could correctly identify the individuals who are generally considered the "fathers" of communism and capitalism. A questionnaire was administered to 241 freshmen students enrolled in English 101, College Reading and Writing, at Texas A&M…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Social Systems, Economics, Identification
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Johnson, Jason; Parish, Thomas S. – College Student Journal, 2007
The authors list and discuss ten recommendations designed to make better students.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Time Management, Educational Improvement
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