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Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Bernstein, Lawrence; Fesler, Lily; Furey, Jane; Arshavsky, Nina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Developed in response to concerns that too few students were enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education, early college high schools are small schools that blur the line between high school and college. This article presents results from a longitudinal experimental study comparing outcomes for students accepted to an early college through…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College School Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Purpura, David J.; Napoli, Amy R.; Wehrspann, Elizabeth A.; Gold, Zachary S. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
The acquisition of early mathematical knowledge is critical for successful long-term academic development. Mathematical language is one of the strongest predictors of children's early mathematical success. Findings from previous studies have provided correlational evidence supporting the importance of mathematical language to the development of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Zamarro, Gema; Velasco, Tatiana; Sanchez, Fabio J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
The main objective of this study is to empirically test a number of theory-based models (i.e., fixed effects [FE], random effects [RE], and aggregated residuals [AR]) to measure the generic knowledge as well as the degree attainment rates and early labor outcomes gained by students in different programs and institutions in higher education. Our…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment, Outcomes of Education
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Musah, Rabi A.; Ford, Michael – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Although there is a large body of research on the effectiveness of supplemental instruction for college undergraduates, very little of it has focused on transfer students, who often confront additional sources of stress and historically perform more poorly than their native student counterparts. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students, Peer Teaching
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Reed, Deborah K.; Rimel, Hillary; Hallett, Abigail – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Although note taking is frequently described as an important skill for postsecondary success, there have been few note-taking intervention studies involving multiple sessions spanning more than one week. In a systematic search, we identified seven peer-reviewed articles reporting 10 intervention studies published from 1990-2014. The only…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Notetaking, Intervention, Meta Analysis
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Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Xu, Di – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Policymakers have become increasingly concerned with measuring--and holding colleges accountable for--students' labor market outcomes. In this article we introduce a piecewise growth curve approach to analyzing community college students' labor market outcomes, and we discuss how this approach differs from two popular econometric approaches:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Wages
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Mayer, Alexander K.; Patel, Reshma; Gutierrez, Melvin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
A college degree is often viewed as a key step toward better employment and higher earnings. Many community college students, however, never graduate and cannot reap the financial benefits associated with a college degree. Although existing research suggests that financial aid interventions can modestly improve students' short-term academic…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Scholarship, Graduation Rate, Employment Potential
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Weiss, Michael J.; Mayer, Alexander K.; Cullinan, Dan; Ratledge, Alyssa; Sommo, Colleen; Diamond, John – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Community colleges play a vital role in higher education, enrolling more than one in every three postsecondary students. While their market share has grown over the past 50¬†years, students' success rates remain low. Consequently, community college stakeholders are searching with mounting urgency for strategies that increase rates of success. We…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Graduation Rate, Education Work Relationship
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Jackson, Jacob S. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
States are currently seeking ways to improve alignment between K-12 and postsecondary education and better prepare students for postsecondary schooling. Some states have begun implementing policies that inform high school students that they are not ready for college-level courses well before they graduate, in order to give both notice and time to…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Enrollment, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics)
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Porter, Andy; Yang, Rui; Hwang, Jun; McMaken, Jennifer; Rorison, Jamey – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The amount of merit-based scholarship support for graduate students in the United States has increased dramatically. Given this increased investment, does increasing the size of scholarships awarded to the most academically able admitted students substantially increase their probability of enrollment? We found no support for a positive answer to…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Schools of Education
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Arnold, Karen; Lynk Wartman, Katherine – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The summer after high school graduation is a largely unexamined stage of college access among underrepresented populations in higher education. Yet two recent studies revealed that anywhere from 10% to 40% of low-income students who have been accepted to college and signaled their intent to enroll reconsider where, and even whether, to matriculate…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Urban Schools, High School Graduates, Enrollment