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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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Hodges, Jaret; McIntosh, Jason; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
High-potential students from low-income families are at an academic disadvantage compared with their more affluent peers. To address this issue, researchers have suggested novel approaches to mitigate gaps in student performance, including out-of-school enrichment programs. Longitudinal mixed effects modeling was used to analyze the growth of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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Coleman, Mary Ruth Blackwell – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
One of the most challenging decisions made by school system administrators each year is how to assign students to teachers. This decision, usually guided by the administrator's beliefs and values, has major implications for the teacher and the student. Collins and Gan undertook a complex study to examine the impact of grouping practices on student…
Descriptors: Scores, Limited English Speaking, Student Placement, Academic Achievement
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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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Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin; Neier, Shelby M.; Gillis, Caroline A.; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework is a cornerstone of students' academic lives. using a social cognitive view of achievement beliefs as a theoretical framework, we conducted a qualitative study to examine perceptions of homework among a diverse group of low socioeconomic status (SES) ninth graders who attended low-quality schools. Students participated in individual…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Motivation, Grade 9, Low Income Groups
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
Jones, Brent M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Unless we sharply increase the training of homegrown math and science talents, we may suffer negative economic and technological consequences. One means of addressing this challenge has been through specialty schools devoted to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training. In 1980, the North Carolina School of Science and…
Descriptors: Talent, Residential Schools, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Education
Barber, Carolyn; Torney-Purta, Judith – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The discrepancies between test-based and teacher-based criteria of high achievement are well-documented for students of all ages. This study seeks to determine whether certain high school students who score high on tests of academic achievement are more likely than others to be nominated for advanced academic programs by their teachers. Using…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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