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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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Ari, Sinan; Ünal, Emre – College Student Journal, 2016
The need for and employment of qualified teachers have always been in the agenda since the foundation of our country. It is aimed with this study to reveal the convenience of the Content Knowledge Test for Teaching (CKTT), which was first held in 2014, in terms of the content of the classroom teaching undergraduate programs, general competencies…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Tests, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Competencies
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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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Flynn, Ellen E. – College Student Journal, 2015
Urban college students on academic probation seldom utilize the academic support services offered in most colleges and universities. This study assessed a successful academic support program that emphasized the unique psychological, sociocultural and communal aspects of at-risk urban college students and how those aspects contributed to the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Probation, Academic Support Services, At Risk Students
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Miranda, Michael V. – College Student Journal, 2014
Through an analysis of student reactions to several classroom interventions, this article suggests that the single, most important personal characteristic which interferes with the attainment of academic success for the typical community college student is what he or she has already learned about himself or herself and, also, about the process of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Asiyai, Romina – College Student Journal, 2014
This study examined the perception of secondary school students on the condition of their classroom physical learning environment and its impact on their learning and motivation. Four research questions were asked and answered using descriptive statistics while three hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test statistics at 0.05 level of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Physical Environment, Learning
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Lin, Yii-nii; Chiu, Yi-hsing Claire; Lai, Pi-hui – College Student Journal, 2014
This study describes the learning and development experiences of teacher education students after taking an introductory course on adolescent psychology. The instructor adopted the developmental instruction model (DIM) (Knefelkamp, 1998) in this study and facilitated students learn through experiential learning. Fifteen students (aged between 20…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Preservice Teachers, Psychology, Adolescents
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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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Alika, Henrietta Ijeoma – College Student Journal, 2012
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between parental and peer group influence on career choice in engineering profession among adolescents. The research design adopted was correlational because it sought to establish the relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable. One research question and one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Peer Influence, Engineering
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Weshah, Hani A.; Al-Faori, Oraib; Sakal, Reham M. – College Student Journal, 2012
The purpose of this research was to report on a Child-Friendly School (CFS) initiative pilot project in Jordan, which aims at initiating the creation of CFS and to raise stakeholders' awareness of the importance of this project in promoting and implementing Child Rights Conviction (CRC) in Jordan. The study was conducted by a joint team selected…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Pilot Projects, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Alika, Henrietta Ijeoma; Edosa, Ogboro Samson – College Student Journal, 2012
The study investigated the relationship between broken homes and academic achievement of students. Three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study was correlational because the study sought to establish the extent of relationship between broken homes and academic achievement. The statistical method used in analyzing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, One Parent Family
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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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Okoye, Namdi N. S. – College Student Journal, 2009
The study tried to examine the interaction between two independent variables of selective attention and cognitive development on Achievement in Genetics at the Secondary School level. In looking at the problem of this study three null hypotheses were generated for testing at 0.05 level of significance. Factorial Analysis of Variance design with…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Genetics, Secondary School Students, Statistical Analysis
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Uhumuavbi, P. O.; Mamudu, J. A. – College Student Journal, 2009
This study compared the effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration methods on students academic performance in science in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A sampling technique (balloting) was used in selecting two schools in Esan West local government area for the study. Two intact classes of fifty (50) students each from the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design, Intermode Differences, Foreign Countries
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