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Renbarger, Rachel; Long, Kody – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Research indicates that high-potential students from low-income backgrounds have decreased educational attainment and success in college compared with their higher income peers. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the interventions that support postsecondary success for this group. Using a systematic review protocol, we identified five…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, College Students, Low Income Students
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Collins, Kristina Henry – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
What is Black student's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity? The author addresses this question through a synthesis of the literature that includes studies that explore Black student identity. Background information regarding STEM achievement and persistence followed by empirical studies that explore STEM attitudes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Talent Development, Identification (Psychology), African American Students
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Turner, Jacqueline S.; Juntune, Joyce – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Current literature has identified a growing achievement gap experienced by students raised in poverty. However, some students from poverty can defeat the odds and succeed academically with advanced degrees. Nine graduate students self-identified as being raised in poverty participated in this study. The home-related experiences that led to their…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Poverty
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Ndum, Edwin; Allen, Jeff; Way, Jason; Casillas, Alex – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
We examined the role of six psychosocial factors (PSFs) in explaining gender gaps in English Composition (n = 8,633) and College Algebra (n = 2,261) using data of first-year female (55%) and male students from 42 colleges. Using a multilevel model and controlling for prior achievement, we found that PSFs mediated between 3% and 41% of the gender…
Descriptors: College English, College Mathematics, Algebra, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Dickinson, Emily R.; Adelson, Jill L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Practitioners and researchers interested in understanding student achievement, its predictors, and how it relates to other student outcomes are likely unaware of how the source information about achievement may offer subtly different pictures. This study applies multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) within a structural…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
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Furtwengler, Scott R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The present study sought to determine the extent to which participation in a post-secondary honors program affected academic achievement. Archival data were collected on three cohorts of high-achieving students at a large public university. Propensity scores were calculated on factors predicting participation in honors and used as the covariate.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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Honken, Nora B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
This study investigated the relationship among lack of self-control, academic ability, and academic performance for a cohort of freshman engineering students who were, with a few exceptions, extremely high achievers in high school. Structural equation modeling analysis led to the conclusion that lack of self-control in high school, as measured by…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Homework
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McDonald, Denise; Farrell, Tina – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Focus Group interviews with 31 disadvantaged students in an Early College High School (ECHS) program present insights to students' experience in the hybrid school, specifically regarding their perceptions of college readiness. Student "voice" in research can yield significant information when examining aspects of school design that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disadvantaged, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation
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Reddick, Richard J.; Welton, Anjale D.; Alsandor, Danielle J.; Denyszyn, Jodi L.; Platt, C. Spencer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Worrisome trends in achievement have been identified for students of color in high minority, high poverty (HMHP) high schools, as they are less likely to attend college and encounter greater challenges in accessing higher education than peers in wealthier schools. To address this inequity, this article presents descriptions of how these school…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High School Students, Poverty, Residential Patterns
Kover, David J.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
For many students, school is a forward-looking endeavor, with implications for future educational opportunity, job prospects, and financial success. How does believing that school is linked to a desired future outcome--known as an instrumentality belief--influence motivation? A number of studies have indicated that rewards, or other concerns that…
Descriptors: Incentives, Motivation, Rewards, Educational Opportunities
Nihalani, Priya K.; Wilson, Hope E.; Thomas, Gregory; Robinson, Daniel H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The notion that greater learning outcomes will be achieved if the cognitive work is distributed amongst a group of individuals working together versus working alone has received mixed support when explored empirically (e.g., Daiute & Dalton 1993; Johnson & Johnson, 1991). This study examined the relationship between small-group…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Low Achievement, Cooperative Learning
Bain, Sherry K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee; Cochran, Jeff L.; Sawyer, Stephani Choate – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
We investigated the aptitudes, attitudes, attributions, and achievement of undergraduates identified as gifted who were taking a beginning Spanish course, and compared these characteristics to undergraduates in the same cohort group who had not been identified as gifted. There were differences in the aptitudes, attitudes, and achievement of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Measures (Individuals)
Balduf, Megan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Many high-achieving students do not question their academic success. They do well and are content with the study skills they have developed to ensure that they achieve their goals. However, these students, whose high schools considered them achievers, experience difficulties and sometimes failure in situations where they had previously experienced…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academically Gifted, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques
Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Academic delay of gratification is a significant and positive predictor of students' final course grades, even after controlling for the effect of their rating of the course, expected grade, and degree of interest, importance, and utility of the academic task. Students' expected course grades are by far the strongest predictor of their final…
Descriptors: College Students, Delay of Gratification, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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