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York, E. Anne – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The purpose of this research was to examine the college and career plans of a high-achieving group of students, high school valedictorians, to determine whether the females had equal aspirations with the males at the end of the senior year of high school in terms of their intended college major, the selectivity of their chosen college, and for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Females, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
Carpenter, Dick M., II; Ramirez, Al – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
The achievement gap, traditionally measured by test scores, also can be documented by dropout behavior. Examining dropout behavior among Black, White, and Hispanic students, with a particular focus on gaps within groups and not just between Whites and minorities, shows a clearer picture of the achievement gap. The results of our study show…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Low Achievement, Parent Participation