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McBee, Matthew T.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Policies delegating control of educational policy to the local level are widespread, yet there has been little examination of the effects of such distributed decision making in the area of advanced education programming. We used propensity score matching to examine the effectiveness of locally developed policies for identifying intellectually…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Policy, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation
Hudley, Cynthia; Moschetti, Roxanne; Gonzalez, Amber; Cho, Su-Je; Barry, Leasha; Kelly, Melissa – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Among academically talented students, SES and racial group membership predict both college expectations and matriculation, and youth less often attend and complete postsecondary education if their parents did not go to college. For successful adjustment to college, significant adults during high school matter more than they might imagine. Talking…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, High Schools, Student Attitudes
Irving, Miles Anthony; Hudley, Cynthia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
This study investigated the relationship between intercultural perceptions, identity, and academic achievement among African American males. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship of academic achievement, cultural mistrust, oppositional cultural attitudes, ethnic identity development and educational outcome expectations and value,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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