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Evans, Brent J.; Marsicano, Christopher R.; Lennartz, Courtney J. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Preparing educated and active citizens is one of the primary goals of higher education, yet colleges and universities may neglect civic engagement due to the prioritization of labor market preparation. Drawing on neoinstitutional theory, this paper examines the missions, infrastructure, activities, and outcomes related to civic engagement across…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Tobiason, Glory – Educational Researcher, 2019
This study turns a rhetorical lens on the debate about how best to use value-added modeling (VAM) in teacher evaluation by addressing the question, Which arguments legitimize the dismissal of expert caution about proposed education reforms? My rhetorical analysis of a corpus of nonacademic texts (e.g., newspapers, magazines, political speeches)…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Expertise
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Ngo, Federick; Astudillo, Samantha – Educational Researcher, 2019
Ineligibility for state financial aid has traditionally limited undocumented students' access to higher education. Since 2013, the California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (CA-DREAM) has made state-supported aid available to undocumented college students with demonstrated financial need. We use a difference-in-difference…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Anderson, Dustin; Spybrook, Jessaca; Maynard, Rebecca – Educational Researcher, 2019
Calls for improving transparency across the social science are increasing. One strategy that is gaining momentum in the quest to increase transparency is the practice of preregistering a study and analysis plan prior to conducting a study. In this article, we examine the potential of preregistration as a strategy for increasing transparency in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Science Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Information Management
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Wang, Xueli; Lee, Yen; Wickersham, Kelly – Educational Researcher, 2019
Using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study and propensity score matching techniques, this study examined the impact of having attended a community college on baccalaureate recipients' access to graduate and professional schools in general and how previous community college attendance influenced student enrollment in different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, College Graduates, Access to Education
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Jacobson, Michael J.; Levin, James A.; Kapur, Manu – Educational Researcher, 2019
Education is a complex system, which has conceptual and methodological implications for education research and policy. In this article, an overview is first provided of the Complex Systems Conceptual Framework for Learning (CSCFL), which consists of a set of conceptual perspectives that are generally shared by educational complex systems,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Group Behavior, Behavior, Educational Research
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Warne, Russell T.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Increasing the number of students choosing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) career is a national educational priority. One way thought to increase interest in STEM is with advanced STEM courses in high school, especially Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Using data from 15,847 college undergraduates, we investigated the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Belfield, Clive R.; Brooks Bowden, A. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Cost, cost-effectiveness, and benefit-cost analysis are methods used by economists to evaluate public policies. Essentially, these methods rely on impact evaluations, that is, research studies of efficacy and effectiveness. However, in most research in education, these cost and impact evaluations are performed separately. This separation creates…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Outcome Measures, Educational Research, Economics
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Educational Researcher, 2019
In response to media reports of increased teasing and bullying in schools following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we investigated its prevalence with a Virginia school climate survey completed by approximately 155,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Survey results were mapped onto presidential election results…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Bullying, Elections, Presidents
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Shackelford, Daniel – Educational Researcher, 2019
This study adds to the limited literature base on extracurricular debate by using doubly robust inverse probability treatment weighting to estimate the average treatment effect for the treated of preadolescent debate participation on a variety of academic and engagement outcomes among a 10-year longitudinal sample of Baltimore City Public School…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Debate, Elementary School Students
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Riegle-Crumb, Catherine; King, Barbara; Irizarry, Yasmiyn – Educational Researcher, 2019
Informed by the theoretical lens of opportunity hoarding, this study considers whether STEM postsecondary fields stand apart via the disproportionate exclusion of Black and Latina/o youth. Utilizing national data from the Beginning Postsecondary Study (BPS), the authors investigate whether Black and Latina/o youth who begin college as STEM majors…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Racial Differences, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
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Lortie-Forgues, Hugues; Inglis, Matthew – Educational Researcher, 2019
There are a growing number of large-scale educational randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Considering their expense, it is important to reflect on the effectiveness of this approach. We assessed the magnitude and precision of effects found in those large-scale RCTs commissioned by the UK-based Education Endowment Foundation and the U.S.-based…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Effect Size, Program Evaluation
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Desimone, Laura M.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Flores, Nelson; Pak, Katie; Edgerton, Adam; Nichols, T. Philip; Plummer, Emily C.; Porter, Andrew – Educational Researcher, 2019
This study identifies seven major trends in how states and districts are implementing college- and career-ready standards for general education students and for two special populations often the target of education policy--English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). We draw on state-representative teacher, principal,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation
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Goldhaber, Dan; Holden, Kristian L.; Grout, Cyrus – Educational Researcher, 2019
Longitudinal administrative data generated by public education systems in the United States have become increasingly available and have tremendous potential to inform policy research. While it is tempting to take the accuracy of administrative data for granted, there are reasons why researchers should approach these data with a degree of caution.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Utilization, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
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