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Vlacich, Robert K.; Threeton, Mark D.; Kim, Kyungin – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to identify which elements contribute to success on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification exam. Students at an eastern U.S. technical college who completed all of their automotive major courses and the ASE Student Certification exam during the spring 2017 semester were selected for the study. The results…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Academic Achievement, Success
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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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McKim, Aaron J.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKendree, R. Bud; Pauley, Catlin M. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The current analysis foregrounded postsecondary agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) education programs through an analysis of learning community, social community, general self-efficacy, and major commitment. Analysis identified statistically significant differences in major commitment perceived by year in school, with students earlier…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education
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Lichty, Jenny Ann; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
Literature on grading reveals that grading practices have not changed much since they were first introduced. However, with alternative approaches, such as standards-based grading, being introduced, it is important to look at how agricultural educators are using grades to evaluate student learning. The purpose of this study was to determine the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Grading, High School Teachers, Student Evaluation