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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

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Introduction: Premature withdrawal from university due to academic failure can present problems for students, families and educators. In an effort to widen the understanding regarding factors predicting academic success in higher institutions, prior academic achievement measures (preparatory school grade average point (GPA), aptitude test scores,…

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Predictors of Academic Success for Optometry Students  

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Optometry school admissions are very competitive. With more applicants than available slots, admission committees must choose those students whom they feel will be successful graduates. Previous studies in the health profession schools have demonstrated that the predictors of academic achievement are preadmission science grade point average (GPA),…

Buckingham, Robert S.

2012-01-01

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Raise Academic Quality Improve Student Success Enhance Financial and  

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goals and targets for your department for the 2013-2014 academic year. Wherever possible, they should-2014 Academic Year Performance Goals & Targets for Chancellery Executives OfficeP Raise Academic Quality Improve Student Success Enhance Financial and Management Effectiveness

Rosen, Jay

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Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

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The literature on student academic success of law students is limited to mostly single institution studies, and as such, a nationwide, multi-institutional empirical study of the factors that predict student academic success is greatly needed by higher education scholars, law school admission officers, faculty, and administrators. This dissertation…

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

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Personal factors that influence deaf college students' academic success.  

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Research tells us that academic preparation is key to deaf students' success at college. Yet, that is not the whole story. Many academically prepared students drop out during their first year. This study identified entering deaf college students' personal factors as assessed by their individual responses to both the Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory Form B and the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, second edition (LASSI). Entering students in 3 successive cohorts (total n =437) participated in this study. Results show that in addition to entry measurements of reading and mathematic skills, personal factors contributed to the academic performance of students in their first quarter in college. The Noel-Levitz provided the comparatively better predictive value of academic performance: Motivation for Academic Study Scale (e.g., desire to finish college). The LASSI also showed statistically significant predictors, the Self-Regulation Component (e.g., time management) and Will Component (e.g., self-discipline), but accounted for relatively less variability in the students' initial grade point averages. For this group of underprepared students, results show that personal factors can play a significant role in academic success. Deaf students' personal factors are discussed as they relate to other first-year college students and to their subsequent academic performance and persistence. PMID:21558157

Albertini, John A; Kelly, Ronald R; Matchett, Mary Karol

2012-01-01

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Dominican students' voices on academic success in a middle school  

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The purpose of this case study was to identify factors that contributed to the academic success of high achieving Dominican middle school students in a public school in New York City. The factors examined included the role of parents, teachers, peers, and participants' perceptions of themselves (self-perceptions). The study also examined how first and second language proficiency impact on academic

Joanne Medina

2001-01-01

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Promoting Student Academic Success: Paying Attention to Learning Environmental Factors  

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Achievement gaps become greater for schools with high-poverty and high-minority school population in the United States in recent years (Dillon, 2005; Lee & Slaughter-Defoe, 2004). The academic success of minority students is important because the nation cannot successfully compete in a global market when a considerable portion of its school…

Li, Nan

2012-01-01

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An Evaluation of the Success of Counseled Reentry Students with Prior History of Poor Academic Performance.  

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There are many causes of poor academic performance among college students and many methods of assisting academic underachievers to improve their academic standing. A study was conducted to compare the rates of ongoing academic success of students who had been academically suspended and who reentered the university less than one year following…

Woodard, Peggy G.; Suddick, David E.

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Characteristics of Successful Students Readmitted Following Academic Suspension.  

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Investigates the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of 86 students readmitted to Bronx Community College following academic suspension. Principal conclusions are that specific academic skills are important, past academic record is unimportant, and a general factor called incentive is important in the attainment of…

Santa Rita, Jr., Emilio

1998-01-01

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Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success  

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Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…

Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane

2013-01-01

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"Your Thrust Is to Understand"--How Academically Successful Students Learn  

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The article sets out to understand how academically successful students learn. Self-regulated learning theory is used as a lens to explicate the learning strategies adopted by a cohort of academically successful dentistry students. Data were collected from self-report interviews, observations of individual student's learning in a quasi-realistic…

McMillan, Wendy Jayne

2010-01-01

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Response to "Predictors of Success for Academically Dismissed Students Following Readmission."  

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A university academic advising coordinator responds to a study of readmission among academically dismissed students, suggesting that while objective measures of success are important, they should not be the sole basis for readmission. Student attitudes, quality of advisor-student interactions, and individual student circumstances are seen as…

Arndt, J. Richard

1995-01-01

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Updated 07-27-12 Academic Success Resources for Earth and Environmental Sciences Students  

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steps to take if you're struggling academically** If a health or mental health issue is getting in the way of your academics, contact Student Health Services (541) 737-9355 and/or Counseling appointment. View the academic success and learning style resources at http://success.oregonstate.edu/study-tips

Kurapov, Alexander

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Predicting Academic Success and Psychological Wellness in a Sample of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

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Introduction: University students need to cope with a complex new life role and to achieve academic success. This article explores the academic performance and psychological well-being among university students in a western Canadian city. Method: Using a convenience sample, a total of 501 undergraduate students in Regina, Saskatchewan took part in…

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

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Thoughtful Homework or Busy Work: Impact on Student Academic Success  

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Over the years the amount of homework and what kind of homework students are completing on a nightly basis has changed dramatically. From the early 1900s when homework was abolished because it was considered a violation of child labor laws to today when after No Child Left Behind was enacted in 2002, the focus has moved to evaluating academic

Tokarski, Jennifer E.

2011-01-01

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Predictors of Success for Academically Dismissed Students Following Readmission.  

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A study investigated the validity of six predictors of academic success after dismissal and reentry: grade point average (GPA) at dismissal, GPA at another school in the interim, composite college entrance examination score, semesters between dismissal and readmission, credits earned elsewhere after dismissal, and instructional level at dismissal.…

Hall, Kathleen M.; Gahn, Wiley

1994-01-01

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The Relationship of Factors of Academic Success and Psychological Well-Being for College Honors Students  

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Scope and Method of Study: This study was concerned with perceptions of academic facilitators, academic obstacles, and psychological well-being of college honors students. Differences in the way factors of academic success are perceived, and the relationship these perceptions have with psychological well-being were examined. College honors…

Walker, Mary

2012-01-01

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Creating a Successful Academic Climate for Urban Students  

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Teaching students in the inner city has been likened to hugging a porcupine--teachers nudge them toward success while getting pricked along the way. Many urban students perform below proficiency level and are difficult to manage. Their apathy toward completing class assignments, let alone homework, compounds the problem. As a whole, educators do…

Slaughter, Terri

2009-01-01

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Postsecondary developmental education and its impact on student learning and academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the affective characteristics of students taking developmental education courses at the postsecondary level. It is widely acknowledged in research that affective issues still remain at the forefront of impeding the success of developmental education students. This is one step in examining the types of interventions which may aid in the academic success of students. This study focuses

Kim Noreen Lutz

2012-01-01

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Intellectual ability, learning style, personality, achievement motivation and academic success of psychology students in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is directed towards an integration of intellectual ability, learning style, personality and achievement motivation as predictors of academic success in higher education. Correlational analyses partly confirmed and partly disconfirmed our expectations in a sample of 409 first-year psychology students. Consistent with the literature, intellectual ability and achievement motivation were associated positively with academic success. For the meaning directed,

Vittorio V Busato; Frans J Prins; Jan J Elshout; Christiaan Hamaker

2000-01-01

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Achievement motivation, anxiety and academic success in first year Master of Nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forty-one first semester master level nursing students from three Canadian universities participated in this descriptive correlational study to identify the influence of achievement motivation and anxiety on their academic success. Academic success was determined by their first semester grade point average (GPA). Participants had high achieving tendencies (M = 73.5) and academic ability (M = 81.9), supporting Atkinson’s (1957, 1964)

Lynn McEwan; Dolly Goldenberg

1999-01-01

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Relationship Between Teacher Personality Ratings and Student Academic Success  

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The importance of personality factors in determining success in school and work is widely recognized. In the school setting, ratings of students by their teachers have been widely used as a means of assessing certain personality traits. There is evidence that ratings scales do have validity and that they can be improved. (Authors/JB)

Richter, James; Scandrette, Onas

1971-01-01

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Promoting the Academic Engagement and Success of Black Male Student-Athletes  

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The goal of this study was to provide a qualitative look at the factors associated with the academic engagement and success of Black male student-athletes in high school. The research team employed a thematic analysis to examine semi-structured interviews conducted with two successful Black male student-athletes, along with their principal,…

Harris, Paul C.; Hines, Erik M.; Kelly, Darren D.; Williams, Derick J.; Bagley, Bethany

2014-01-01

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The Effect of Students' Learning Styles to Their Academic Success  

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This study was aimed to evaluate the learning styles of education faculty students and to determine the effect of their success and relationship between their learning styles and academic success. The population of this study is comprised of the students of Ondokuz Mayis University Education Faculty and the sample includes 140, 68 art, 72…

Gokalp, Murat

2013-01-01

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SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN MATHEMATICS STUDENTS IN ACADEMICALLY UNACCEPTABLE HIGH SCHOOLS  

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This study sought to determine the reasons why successful math- ematics students have been able to thrive in schools labeled academically unacceptable and why they have chosen to stay in these academically unacceptable schools despite having the option to leave. Qualitative methods including group interviews, individual interviews, and open-ended questionnaires were used to address the above issues. The study involved

PETER SHEPPARD

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The Academic Success of Homeschooled Students in a South Carolina Technical College  

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In 2010, homeschooling was increasing in prevalence in the United States. Yet, little was known about the academic achievement of these students as they matriculated into colleges and universities. The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to examine the academic success achieved by the homeschooled population (N = 273)…

Bagwell, Jack N., Jr.

2010-01-01

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Success with academic English: reflections of deaf college students.  

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The study identified social, educational, and demographic characteristics of deaf postsecondary students who demonstrated strong reading and writing skills. Questionnaire information, information from institutional databases, and in-depth personal interviews were used to identify factors and characteristics that positively influenced the attainment of strong academic literacy skills. Among the areas investigated were school experiences, reading and writing experiences, study habits and attitudes, communication preferences, personality traits, and home and family background. Results of the study generally support previous work conducted with talented hearing youth. Several primary themes emerged from the study: heavy parental involvement in early education and educational decisions, differing modes of communication but extensive family communication, early exposure to and intensive experiences with reading and writing, an enjoyment of reading, a relatively limited social life, high parental and secondary school expectations, the importance of television, and positive self-image. PMID:12061192

Toscano, Rose Marie; McKee, Barbara; Lepoutre, Dominique

2002-03-01

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Academic Success of Junior College Transfer Students as Compared to Native Students at the University of Southern Mississippi.  

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This study compared the academic success of junior college transfers with native students. They were compared by sex, age, ACT scores, and area of study; the relationship of these factors to persistence and scholarship was determined; and variables that correlated with academic success in terms of persistence and scholarship were isolated. The…

Turnipseed, Jorja Pound

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Case Studies of Success: Supporting Academic Success for Students with High Potential from Ethnic Minority and Economically Disadvantaged Backgrounds  

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The underrepresentation of ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged students in gifted education must be understood in terms of broader school contexts and practices. This qualitative study investigated how teachers and schools contributed to the academic success of minority students of high potential from economically disadvantaged…

Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Jarvis, Jane M.

2014-01-01

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Academic programs and services that affect student athlete success  

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athlete succeed academically. These programs typically offer tutoring, academic advising in some form, career services and in some personal counseling (Jordan & Denson, 1990). Each interview lasted approximately thirty to forty five minutes...

Rode, Cheryl Rebecca

2009-05-15

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Social support networks, stress, sense of coherence and academic success of university students with learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study evaluated the extent to which 191 university students with learning disabilities (LD) differed from 190\\u000a students without disabilities in terms of their perceived social support, stress and sense of coherence. The study also investigated\\u000a students’ perceptions of their academic success at university as compared with their rating of their struggles and failures.\\u000a Findings indicated that students with

Tali Heiman

2006-01-01

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The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Secondary Schools upon Students' Academic Success and Development  

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This paper presents the results of a study investigating the short- and long-term effects of secondary schools upon student academic success and development. A questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 15% of Cypriot students who graduated in June 2004 and June 2005 from secondary schools. A good response rate (i.e., 66%) was…

Antoniou, Panayiotis

2012-01-01

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Negotiating Sociocultural Discourses: The Counter-Storytelling of Academically (and Mathematically) Successful African American Male Students  

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This study documents the counterstories of four academically (and mathematically) successful African American male students. Using participative inquiry, the participants were asked to read, reflect on, and respond to historical and current research literature regarding the schooling experiences of African American students. Their responses were…

Stinson, David W.

2008-01-01

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The Ecology of Learning: The Impact of Classroom Features and Utilization on Student Academic Success  

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Scholarship on factors that promote or hinder academic success of college students abounds, much of it focusing on learning gains and institutional retention of first-year students (Reason, Terenzini, and Domingo, 2006; Terenzini and Reason, 2005; Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005; Braxton, 2000; Astin, 1993; Tinto, 1987). More recently,…

Herzog, Serge

2007-01-01

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Academic Biliteracy in South African Higher Education: Strategies and Practices of Successful Students  

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Academic support for higher education students in multilingual contexts often focuses on the development of separate language proficiencies, on the one hand, and on general study skills, on the other hand. In bi/multilingual education contexts where students are presented with lectures and study material in more than one language, successful

van der Walt, Christa; Dornbrack, Jacqui

2011-01-01

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Factors positively influencing academically successful, highly motivated African-American high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to investigate the common factors positively influencing academically successful, highly motivated African-American high school students in their educational pursuits; and (2) to determine ways in which educators can facilitate an increased positive impact on minority students' achievement motivation and transition to higher education. ^ Three sources of data inform the qualitative study.

Linda Caldwell Grant

2001-01-01

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Collegiate Student-Athletes' Academic Success: Academic Communication Apprehension's Impact on Prediction Models  

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This dissertation study examines the impact of traditional and non-cognitive variables on the academic prediction model for a sample of collegiate student-athletes. Three hundred and fifty-nine NCAA Division IA male and female student-athletes, representing 13 sports, including football and Men's and Women's Basketball provided demographic…

James, Kai'Iah A.

2010-01-01

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Intrinsic Motivating Factors for Academic Success of Young At-Risk Students  

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Motivation as a factor in academic success is well documented in the literature and an important construct in educational planning. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore motivating factors for at-risk students who successfully graduated from high school. The framework for this study was based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs…

Rowan, Tanyia Perry

2012-01-01

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Grade Retention: Is It a Help or Hindrance to Student Academic Success?  

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Research indicates that while grade retention does not typically increase student performance, it is widely practiced in schools throughout the country. Arguments for retaining a child include immaturity, the belief that an extra year of schooling will produce successful academic outcomes, and failure to meet criteria for promotion. Those who…

Bowman, Lisa J.

2005-01-01

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Effective Strategies for Academic Success among African American Male Student Athletes from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds  

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The purpose of this study was to identify contributing factors for academic success among African American male student athletes from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Life narrative analysis was used in this qualitative study. The researcher conducted in-depth individual interviews with 7 African American males who attended college on athletic…

Smith, Marisha R.

2012-01-01

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Academically Successful Students with Serious Mental Health Difficulties: A Psychodynamic Developmental Perspective  

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This article examines some common assumptions made by clinicians about the relationship between intelligence and mental health difficulties. Drawing on work by Thomas Ogden (1976) and Alex Coren (1997) on academically successful students who present with serious mental health concerns, it aims to provide a psychodynamic, developmental…

Nath, Sanjay R.

2008-01-01

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Examining Familial-Based Academic Success Factors in Urban High School Students: The Case of Puerto Rican Female High Achievers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article works to dispel the myth that Puerto Rican female urban high school students living in poverty are not capable of performing at high academic levels. This article attempts to counteract these beliefs by describing the four success factors that seven Puerto Rican female high school students attribute to their high academic achievement. These success factors are: (1) religiosity

René Antrop-González; William Vélez; Tomás Garrett

2008-01-01

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The Influence Of Pre-College Factors On First-Year Engineering Students' Academic Success And Persistence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work attempts to broaden previous conceptions of academic success. Structural equation modeling is currently being used to provide a way to formally test the theoretical relationship of a set of predictor variables (noncognitive factors) on first-year engineering students' academic success. Instead of relying solely on end-of-semester GPA and persistence to operationalize academic success, we have included a number of

Jason C. Immekus; P. K. Imbrie; Susan Maller

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Stories of Success: Understanding Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students in Science  

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A review of the literature shows that there is much evidence to suggest the challenges facing Hispanic students in American public schools. Hispanic enrollment in K--12 public schools has increased from 6 to 19% in the last thirty years, yet schools have not made adequate adjustments to accommodate this changing population. Issues such as remedial tracking and cultural differences have led to low high school graduate rates for Hispanic students and inequities in schooling experiences (Gay, 2000). Particularly in the area of science, Hispanic students struggle with academic success (Cole & Espinoza, 2008). Despite these obstacles, some Hispanic students are academically successful (Rochin & Mello, 2007; Merisotis & Kee, 2006). This dissertation tells the stories of these Hispanic students who have been successful in science in secondary public schools. This study followed a grounded theory methodology and utilized individual interviews to collect data about Hispanics who have demonstrated achievement in the area of science. Through the analysis of these interviews, factors were identified which may have contributed to the success of these Hispanics in the field of science. Implications for future practice in public schools are also discussed.

Harris, Amanda

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Postsecondary developmental education and its impact on student learning and academic success  

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\\u000aPOSTSECONDARY DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENT LEARNING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS\\u000aby\\u000aKIM NOREEN LUTZ\\u000aMarch 2012\\u000aAdvisor:\\u0009Dr. Gerald Oglan\\u000aMajor: \\u0009\\u0009Curriculum and Instruction\\u000aDegree:\\u0009Doctor of Education\\u000aThis study explores the affective characteristics of students taking developmental education courses at the postsecondary level. It is widely acknowledged in research that affective issues still remain at the forefront

Kim Noreen Lutz

2012-01-01

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Success of Academic Failures  

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The process of readmission of academically troubled students should be subjected to extensive critical analysis. The human resources represented by the college academic dropout, often overlooked in the past should be reclaimed and channeled into productive areas. (Author)

Meskill, Victor P.

1971-01-01

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Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students  

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This article describes a nearly decade-long partnership between three institutions representing school, public, and academic settings in Westchester County, New York. The program, designed to improve the academic performance of local high school students, is unique due to the extensive contact students have with academic librarians during the…

Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon

2013-01-01

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Predicators of Success for Undergraduate Students Reinstated after an Academic Dismissal at a Small Midwest Private University Campus  

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This study examined students who successfully applied for reinstatement after being academically dismissed for the first time in order to discover indicators of future success. This study examined 666 students' appeals filed at the DeVry University Kansas City campus between 2004 and 2009. Binary logistic regression was used to discover if a…

Meador, Ryan E.

2012-01-01

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A Contemporary Examination of Factors Promoting the Academic Success of Minority Students at a Predominantly White University  

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Although the numbers of minority students are increasing in higher education, researchers remain concerned about the ability of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) to support and retain these students. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors promoting the academic success of minority students at a research…

Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C.; Holmes, Sharon L.

2012-01-01

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The Academic Success of First-Generation African American Male College Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education  

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A quantitative, correlational design was utilized in this study to examine the relationship between academic self-efficacy, racial identity, and the academic success of first-generation African American male college students at Predominantly White Institutions of higher education. The study comprised 89 first-generation African American male…

Hewing, Venus

2011-01-01

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Undergraduate African American females in the sciences: A qualitative study of student experiences affecting academic success and persistence  

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Given the lack of literature on Undergraduate African American females in the sciences (UAAFS), this study sought to explicate their experiences at one large, predominantly White, Research I institution in the southwestern United States. In particular, the purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the academic success and persistence of Black females in the natural and physical sciences. Data was collected via in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 15 Black female science majors. Findings from this study identified several supportive mechanisms for academic success: family, religion, teaching assistants and friends. Also identified were seven barriers to academic success: employment, lack of diversity, cultural dissonance, unwelcoming Research I environment, faculty, advisors, classmates, and lab groups. Further, an analysis of students' responses revealed numerous instances of racial and gender micro-aggressions. Recommendations are provided to address factors identified as affecting student academic success and persistence as well as a culture of micro-aggressive behavior.

Essien-Wood, Idara R.

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African-American Male Business Students' Perspective of Academic Advising: A Retention and Success Strategy  

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Academic advising is an essential component of any institution of higher education. Advisors and advisees work together to make an individual academic plan based on each student's weaknesses, strengths, and goals. The advising relationship is an on-going communication that transcends course selection and should attempt to assist students as they…

Abghari, Siavash

2007-01-01

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Student-Generated Solutions To Enhance the Academic Success of African American Youth.  

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Investigated African American elementary and high school students' perceptions of academic problems and solutions to these problems. Found that students considered the following factors beneficial: academic preparation and active class participation; positive peer influences; self- management techniques; and teachers' encouragement. (JPB)

Tucker, Carolyn M.; Herman, Keith C.; Pedersen, Tyler; Vogel, David; Reinke, Wendy M.

2000-01-01

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Native American Student Perceptions of the Cultural Environment and Factors for Academic Success at the University of South Dakota  

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Considering the high retention rates for Native American students in 2009 and 2008 in the two semesters at the University of South Dakota, there is a need to know the Native student perceptions of factors for their academic success. Native professors and administrators would benefit to know this information to continue to make improvements in…

Grignon, Charles M.

2009-01-01

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Engaging students: encouraging success  

Microsoft Academic Search

New university students need to enjoy early academic success to engage fully with their learning community from the start of their first year. Yet in the first few weeks students are so overwhelmed with new experiences and demands that they can misread the learning environment and underestimate the relevance of early attendance and assessment to their final grades. Students unaccustomed

Helen Johnston; Syed Mahfuzul Aziz; C. Yalçõn Kaya; Diana Quinn

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The mission of Engineering Advising is to provide services to assist Engineering students in achieving their academic goals and personal successes at Cornell University. To this  

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in achieving their academic goals and personal successes at Cornell University. To this end, we strive to meet the following goals: Goals 1. to provide accurate and current information to Engineering students, potential emphasizing the developmental process of student growth and success 4. to keep abreast of relevant academic

Afshari, Ehsan

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An Analysis of Student Success Rates for Academic and Workforce Programs at a Large Texas Community College: Examining Fall 2009 to Spring 2011  

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Student success rates for academic track and workforce track students were examined for thousands of students at a large urban Texas Community College. The study covered fall 2009 through spring 2011, a two year period. Data were collected from the institution's data base regarding students who successfully completed the courses in which they were…

High, Clennis F.

2012-01-01

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Development of an Instrument to Measure Student Use of Academic Success Skills: An Exploratory Factor Analysis  

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This article describes the development of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills instrument including item development and exploratory factor analysis. The instrument was developed to measure student use of the skills and strategies identified as most critical for long-term school success that are typically taught by school counselors.

Carey, John; Brigman, Greg; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Harrington, Karen

2014-01-01

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Career-Related Success-Learning Experiences of Academically Underachieving Urban Middle School Students  

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Evidence has supported the effectiveness of educational and psychosocial interventions that include strengths and promote the competence enhancement of schoolchildren. Nevertheless, students in low-income, culturally diverse urban schools who are academically underachieving may be the least likely but most in need to experience feedback about…

Jackson, Margo A.; Perolini, Claudia M.; Fietzer, Alexander W.; Altschuler, Elizabeth; Woerner, Scott; Hashimoto, Naoko

2011-01-01

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The Impact of Extracurricular Activities on High School StudentsAcademic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

“Although we cannot conclude from the data that extracurricular activities alone caused these improvements, we can say with virtual certainty that when we help a student move from no participation in extracurricular activities to engagement in three or four such activities, it does not harm academic performance” (Reeves, 2008, p.2). Previous research concluded that participation in extracurricular activities does correlate

Nicholas Cooprider

2009-01-01

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A Literary Review and a Plan for Principals: Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, and Secondary Students' Success.  

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Extracurricular activities have enhanced the lives of students through the years and continue to provide students with additional skills they need to succeed in school and life. This paper offers an extensive literature review of the effect of extracurricular activities on student development and offers a plan for extending successful

Reynolds, Richard Kent; Karr-Kidwell, PJ

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Benchmarking the Habits and Behaviours of Successful Students: A Case Study of Academic-Business Collaboration  

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Student success and retention is a primary goal of higher education institutions across the world. The cost of student failure and dropout in higher education is multifaceted including, amongst other things, the loss of revenue, prestige, and stakeholder trust for both institutions and students. Interventions to address this are complex and…

Archer, Elizabeth; Chetty, Yuraisha Bianca; Prinsloo, Paul

2014-01-01

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High Enrollment Course Success Factors in Virtual School: Factors influencing student academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study of success factors in high enrollment courses in a K-12 virtual school learning environment. The influence of variables: time student spent in the learning management system (LMS), number of times logged into the LMS, teacher comment, participation in free or reduced lunch programs, student status in the virtual school (full time or part time student),

Feng Liu; Cathy Cavanaugh

2011-01-01

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Environmental press and psychological need as related to academic success of minority group students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigated the relationship between environmental press and psychological needs for both the most academically successful and the least successful black, Mexican-American, and American-Indian undergraduates (N = 138). Ss completed the College Characteristics Index (CCI) and the Stern Activities Index as measures of press and psychological need. Scores on the Taylor Manifest Anxiety scale and the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale were

Edward J. Hayes

1974-01-01

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Traditional-Age Students Becoming At-Risk: Does Working Threaten College Students' Academic Success?  

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Using survey information from undergraduate students who work while attending two urban commuter institutions in Indiana, this study explores evidence that on average undergraduates under 21 years of age worked more than 31 hours a week while also enrolled in a full course load. The findings in this study indicate that grade point average and…

Torres, Vasti; Gross, Jacob P. K.; Dadashova, Afet

2011-01-01

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Self-Monitoring Tools and Student Academic Success: When Perception Matches Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accurate self-monitoring of one's mastery of material is a necessary skill for student success. Without this skill students lack the awareness of when to prolong or terminate their studying for an exam, or when to modify their study strategies. Inaccurate self-monitoring can lead to false assessment of mastery, premature termination of study,…

Bercher, Debra A.

2012-01-01

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Between a "ROC" and a School Place: The Role of "Racial Opportunity Cost" in the Educational Experiences of Academically Successful Students of Color  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite numerous reform efforts, schools have not achieved equitable academic outcomes for all students. To better identify where schools have failed, research has sought to understand the complex role the school environment plays in mediating academic success, particularly for students of color. In this article, we forward the concept of…

Chambers, Terah Venzant; Huggins, Kristin S.; Locke, Leslie A.; Fowler, Rhonda M.

2014-01-01

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Supporting Geoscience Students at Two-Year Colleges: Career Preparation and Academic Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two-year colleges play an important role in developing a competent and creative geoscience workforce, teaching science to pre-service K-12 teachers, producing earth-science literate citizens, and providing a foundation for broadening participation in the geosciences. The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project has developed web resources for geoscience faculty on the preparation and support of students in two-year colleges (2YCs). Online resources developed from two topical workshops and several national, regional, and local workshops around the country focus on two main categories: Career Preparation and Workforce Development, and Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges. The Career Preparation and Workforce Development resources were developed to help faculty make the case that careers in the geosciences provide a range of possibilities for students and to support preparation for the geoscience workforce and for transfer to four-year programs as geoscience majors. Many two-year college students are unaware of geoscience career opportunities and these materials help illuminate possible futures for them. Resources include an overview of what geoscientists do; profiles of possible careers along with the preparation necessary to qualify for them; geoscience employer perspectives about jobs and the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes they are looking for in their employees; employment trends in sectors of the economy that employ geoscience professionals; examples of geotechnician workforce programs (e.g. Advanced Technological Education Centers, environmental technology programs, marine technician programs); and career resources available from professional societies. The website also provides information to support student recruitment into the geosciences and facilitate student transfer to geoscience programs at four- year colleges and universities, including sections on advising support before and after transfer, research opportunities, and 2YC-4YC collaborations. Improving student success is an important priority at most 2YCs, and is especially challenging because students who enroll at a 2YC arrive with a wide range of abilities, preparation, and goals. Web resources that build on research from education, cognitive science, and psychology address topics such as stereotype threat, solo status, the affective domain, and effective teaching approaches. Other materials describe how to work with various student populations (e.g., English-language learners, students with disabilities, veterans), approaches to strengthening students' ability to monitor their own learning, and other strategies for supporting student success. Programs that support student success in general are important for the more specific goal of developing the geoscience workforce.

McDaris, J. R.; Kirk, K. B.; Layou, K.; Macdonald, H.; Baer, E. M.; Blodgett, R. H.; Hodder, J.

2013-12-01

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Which factors best account for academic success: Those which college students can control or those they cannot?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study integrates research linking academic performance with individual differences and class attendance. Whereas individual differences (ability, traits) are not controllable by students, students can control their attendance, study and work. Thus we sought to determine the extent to which “control” and “no control” variables predict academic performance. With N=338, measures of verbal ability, the five-factor model, GPA, academic goals,

Stephen J. Dollinger; Anna M. Matyja; Jamie L. Huber

2008-01-01

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University Choice: What Influences the Decisions of Academically Successful Post-16 Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The questionnaire survey reported in this paper is part of an ongoing evaluation of the effect of a bursary scheme on recruitment to Cambridge University. It sought to identify factors that encouraged or discouraged highly successful A Level students from applying to Cambridge. Findings reveal three main dimensions associated with the decision to…

Whitehead, Joan M.; Raffan, John; Deaney, Rosemary

2006-01-01

71

2012-2013 Annual Report Academic Success Center  

E-print Network

with the Clemson University campus. Goals · Provide services to all Clemson students · Promote academic success2012-2013 Annual Report Academic Success Center #12;History The Academic Success Center was established as the Academic Support Center in fall 2001 with a few pilot programs in tutoring and supplemental

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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2011-2012 Annual Report Academic Success Center  

E-print Network

with the Clemson University campus. Goals Provide services to all Clemson students Promote academic success2011-2012 Annual Report Academic Success Center #12;2 History The Academic Success Center was established as the Academic Support Center in fall 2001 with a few pilot programs in tutoring and supplemental

Duchowski, Andrew T.

73

Academic Entitlement and Academic Performance in Graduating Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To determine a measurable definition of academic entitlement, measure academic entitlement in graduating doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students, and compare the academic performance between students identified as more or less academically entitled. Methods. Graduating students at a private health sciences institution were asked to complete an electronic survey instrument that included demographic data, academic performance, and 2 validated academic entitlement instruments. Results. One hundred forty-one of 243 students completed the survey instrument. Fourteen (10%) students scored greater than the median total points possible on 1 or both of the academic entitlement instruments and were categorized as more academically entitled. Less academically entitled students required fewer reassessments and less remediation than more academically entitled students. The highest scoring academic entitlement items related to student perception of what professors should do for them. Conclusion. Graduating pharmacy students with lower levels of academic entitlement were more academically successful than more academically entitled students. Moving from an expert opinion approach to evidence-based decision-making in the area of academic entitlement will allow pharmacy educators to identify interventions that will decrease academic entitlement and increase academic success in pharmacy students. PMID:25147388

Barclay, Sean M.; Stolte, Scott K.

2014-01-01

74

Language Proficiency and Academic Success: Relationships Between Proficiency in Two Langauges and Achievement Among Mexican American Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

While considerable research has focused on second language development and academic success, the debate continues on how the development of the first language benefits the acquisition of the second. The intent of the present study was to examine the strength of the relation among proficiency in English and Spanish and academic success. Relations among oral language, literacy, and academic achievement

Enedina García-Vázquez; Luis A. Vázquez; Isabel C. López; Wendy Ward

1997-01-01

75

The Importance of Interaction for Academic Success in Online Courses with Hearing, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the findings of three studies within a program of research designed to better understand the factors contributing to the academic achievement of students in online courses and the contributions of interaction to online learning. The first study compared the academic achievement of students in the online and face-to-face (F2F)…

Long, Gary L.; Marchetti, Carol; Fasse, Richard

2011-01-01

76

Parent involvement and the relationship to academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between parent involvement and academic success at the middle school level and was intended to provide administrators and educators with insight into the relationship parent involvement has with academic success of middle school students. This study was limited to 207 eighth grade students at the Academy for Academics and Arts, Challenger Middle School, and Davis

Debi Sue Edwards

2002-01-01

77

Promoting Academic Success Among Latino Youths  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes results from the Oregon Latino Youth Survey, which was designed to identify factors that promote or hinder academic success for Latino middle school and high school youngsters. The study samples included a total of 564 Latino and non-Latino students and parents. Analyses showed that Latino students reported a high frequency of discriminatory experiences and institutional barriers at

Charles R. Martinez Jr; David S. DeGarmo; J. Mark Eddy

2004-01-01

78

The Investigation of the Epistemological Beliefs of University Students According to Gender, Grade, Fields of Study, Academic Success and Their Learning Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to investigate the epistemological beliefs of university students according to their genders, classes, fields of Study, academic success and learning styles. This study was carried out with 246 females and 242 males, in total 488 university students. The data was collected through Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire…

Tumkaya, Songul

2012-01-01

79

Academically Successful African American Male Urban High School Students' Experiences of Mattering to Others at School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mattering to others has been shown to be a key construct of mental health and wellness. Emerging research links interpersonal mattering and school climate. In this study, the authors use transcendental phenomenology to explore how interpersonal mattering impacts the academic achievement of urban African American males who are academically

Tucker, Catherine; Dixon, Andrea; Griddine, Ke'Shana

2010-01-01

80

The Relation of Self Variables to Transfer Student Success as Measured by Academic, Psychological, and Career Functioning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has suggested that transfer students experience difficulty in many domains however limited research has examined the variables associated with transfer student success. The present study examined transfer student success using a sample of 163 first-year transfer students at a large mid-Atlantic university. The mean age of the participants…

Ling, Thomson Joseph

2006-01-01

81

Relationships of Personality, Affect, Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Student Stress and Academic Success: Different Patterns of Association for Stress and Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The associations of personality, affect, trait emotional intelligence (EI) and coping style measured at the start of the academic year with later academic performance were examined in a group of undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. The associations of the dispositional and affect measures with concurrent stress and life…

Saklofske, Donald H.; Austin, Elizabeth J.; Mastoras, Sarah M.; Beaton, Laura; Osborne, Shona E.

2012-01-01

82

Motivating First-Generation Students to Academic Success and College Completion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutions play an important role in motivating students by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic factors that motivate students to remain in college. Postsecondary institutions should provide a range of programs to help these students face their challenges and weaknesses. Colleges and universities should escalate the process of creating bridge…

Petty, Tanjula

2014-01-01

83

Improving Minority Student Success: Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections between Theory, Research, and Academic Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to cross boundaries and make connections between theory, research, and academic planning, Prince George's Community College in Maryland (PGCC) and the University of Maryland University College's Institute for Research on Adults in Higher Education (IRAHE) developed a partnership using national and institutional research to link theory…

Keeton, Morris; Clagett, Craig A.; Engleberg, Isa N.

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Lecture-Tutorial Coherency: Student-Supplied Written Responses As Indicators of Academic Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Lecture-Tutorial Coherency Project investigates the correlation between correctness and coherency in students' written Lecture-Tutorial (LT) responses, and their understanding of introductory astronomy content. Astronomy education researchers, including undergraduate students from the CAE Ambassadors Program (former Astro 101 students who serve as instructional assistants), created rubrics designed to assess the correctness and coherency of students' written explanations of reasoning for three LT questions from the 2010 semester and four LT questions from the 2011 semester. We used these rubrics to score the LT responses of over 1300 students. We compared the average of students' written correctness and coherency scores to their responses to LSCI questions and conceptually difficult and closely related multiple-choice exam items. Our data indicates no significant difference in the correctness of student responses between students who write weak vs. robust scientific explanations of reasoning. However, it is worth noting that the average LSCI normalized gain scores and average exam-question scores for this population of students (regardless of their correctness and coherency cores) is higher than what is typically achieved by students after traditional lecture-based instruction or from low-interactivity classrooms. These results suggest that the cognitive engagement required to complete the Socratic-dialog driven LT activities is sufficient to promote higher levels of conceptual understanding regardless of whether the students actually write out their explanations.

Eckenrode, J.; Welch, J. D.; Saldivar, H.; Prather, E. E.; Wallace, C. S.; CATS

2013-04-01

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A Qualitative Study: The Impact of Selected Non-Cognitive Variables on the Academic Success and Achievement of Culturally Diverse Academic Scholarship Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined whether select non-cognitive variables such as, (Sedlacek, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2004; Tracey & Sedlacek 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989) impacted the academic achievement, retention and graduation rates of culturally diverse academic scholarship students at a predominantly white higher education institutions. The subjects of the study were…

Wilson, Linda Louise

2009-01-01

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Success Despite the Odds: Achieving Academic Success with Spanish-Speaking English as a Second Language Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The changing cultural demographics of many Center City schools have increased the need for English as a Second Language programs throughout the district. In an effort to meet the educational needs of a growing population of non-English speaking students and families, teachers and researchers developed many curricular models. Using language acquisition models developed over the last century, educators in this

Lloyd E. Winfield

2011-01-01

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Promoting Academic Success through Environmental Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditional assessment methods, prereferral interventions, referral, eligibility, and special education placement practices are being questioned. This article presents the Assessment of Academic Environments, an intervention technique used to address how the environment contributes to student success in both general and special education. Two case…

Overton, T.

2004-01-01

88

A Phenomenological Investigation of Student Achievement: Perceptions of Academic Success as Told by Single African American and Hispanic Mothers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of factors seem to contribute to low student achievement in the organization of education. Some of these factors exist prior to children reaching school age. It seems as though a vast quantity of minority students struggle academically. Research supports the belief that socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and single-parent families have an…

Stewart, Shawn M.

2010-01-01

89

Texas Study of Students at Risk: Efficacy of Grants Supporting Academic Success from Elementary through High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas Study of Students at Risk (TxSSAR) is a comprehensive evaluation examining the effectiveness of three state-level programs with the common goal of helping students at risk of failure to achieve academically. The study comprises investigations of the Optional Extended Year Program (OEYP), the Texas After School Initiative (TASI), and the…

Shapley, Kelly; Vicknair, Keven; Sheehan, Daniel; Pieper, Amy; Jepson, Dana; Sturges, Keith; Bush, Joan; Vandiver, Sherrie

2004-01-01

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Dynamics of Teacher-Student Relationships: Stability and Change across Elementary School and the Influence on Children's Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study modeled teacher-student relationship trajectories throughout elementary school to predict gains in achievement in an ethnic-diverse sample of 657 academically at-risk students (mean age = 6.57 years, SD = 0.39). Teacher reports of warmth and conflict were collected in Grades 1-5. Achievement was tested in Grades 1 and 6. For conflict,…

Spilt, Jantine L.; Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man

2012-01-01

91

The Impact of Tutoring on the Academic Success of Undeclared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…

Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly

2011-01-01

92

At-Risk Students and Resiliency: Factors Contributing to Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrates existing literature with the authors' research that examines resiliency (students in danger of dropping out of school who are able to develop stable, healthy personas and are able to recover from or adapt to life's stresses or problems). Suggests a model to explain resiliency that can be used to better understand why these students have…

McMillan, James H.; Reed, Daisy F.

1994-01-01

93

Impact of School Counselors' Use of Deliberate Practice and Accountability Measures on Perceived Levels of Self-Efficacy and Student Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the degree and frequency to which school counselors' utilized accountability measures and deliberate practice and their impact on perceived levels of counselor self-efficacy, as well as, perceived levels of student academic success. This study attempted to answer several critical questions regarding school counselor…

Paolini, Allison C.

2012-01-01

94

The Effects of the First Step to Success Program on Academic Engagement Behaviors of Turkish Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the First Step to Success (FSS) early intervention program with Turkish children identified with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Intervention effectiveness on target children's academic engagement behaviors was studied. Participants were four 7-year-old first-grade students in…

Ozdemir, Selda

2011-01-01

95

Using the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) Group Model to Promote Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement for English as a Second Language (ESL) Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group model is used to promote self-esteem and academic performance of English as a second language (ESL) students. The findings from the preliminary data indicated that the participants' self-esteem was significantly improved after participation in the group. There was no significant improvement in the total…

Shi, Qi; Steen, Sam

2012-01-01

96

Relationship of Race, Academic and Nonacademic Information in Predicting the First-Year Success of Selected Admissions First-Year Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the relationship of race, traditional academic measures (high school GPA and rank, ACT scores), and nonacademic variables (measured by the Bryson Instrument for Noncognitive Assessment, or BINA) to the first-year grades of specially-admitted college students. Found that predictors of college success functioned differently for blacks and…

Bryson, Seymour; Smith, Ronald; Vineyard, George

2002-01-01

97

Through Resistance and Political Struggle: The Academic Success of Latina/o Students inside a Public Flagship University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study explores how Latina/os recount their experiences and successes (or lack thereof) at a flagship public university. It examines how Latina/os form their identities in relation to their notions of academic success in the college environment, where social dynamics of race/ethnicity, class, and gender operate and intersect.…

Velez, Daniel Carlos

2012-01-01

98

Factors Influencing the Academic Success of Second Generation Immigrant College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The changing demographic situation in the U.S. creates paramount social problems as the population of immigrants grows. Because the higher education is the most effective tool for incorporating the immigrant populations into the society, the purpose of the proposed study was to determine what students' characteristics, parents' characteristics, as…

Boureiko, Natalya V.

2010-01-01

99

Student Success. January 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. In this issue: (1) Seven Guiding Questions for Student Retention (Watson Scott Swail); (2) Interview: George Kuh and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE); (3) The Review: Student Success looks at a new book edited by…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

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The Experience of First-Year African American Male College Students Who Did Not Achieve Academic Success: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was to examine the experience of African American males who did not achieve academic success in their first year of college at a predominately White institution (PWI) in Southwestern Georgia. This study used a qualitative case study design to investigate the experience held by this target group. The qualitative case study…

Haywood, Jerry L.

2012-01-01

101

Academic Success for Students of Color . . . At What Cost? The Importance of School Context at Birch High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kiara, an African American rising freshman, has aspirations to become a medical doctor. She enrolls at Birch High School because of the reputation of the principal, Mr. Brown, whose vision for academic excellence permeates every corner of the school. Kiara graduates from high school with top honors, but realizes her success may have come at a…

Chambers, Terah T. Venzant; Tabron, Lolita A.

2013-01-01

102

When Working Together Works: Academic Success for Students in Out-of-Home Care. Best Practices in Homeless Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Homeless Education and the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education present this brief to help educators and child welfare advocates work together to support the academic success of children and youth in out-of-home care. The brief offers practical, proven strategies for implementing two federal laws collaboratively: The…

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2010

2010-01-01

103

Addressing Reciprocity between Families and Schools: Why These Bridges Are Instrumental for Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One instrumental step in promoting overall children's academic success across the trajectory of early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary grades is purposefully establishing positive linkages for families and schools through a shared partnership. By facilitating an ongoing collaborative approach to sustain family engagement practices…

Tran, Yune

2014-01-01

104

Spread of Academic Success in a High School Social Network  

PubMed Central

Application of social network analysis to education has revealed how social network positions of K-12 students correlate with their behavior and academic achievements. However, no study has been conducted on how their social network influences their academic progress over time. Here we investigated correlations between high school studentsacademic progress over one year and the social environment that surrounds them in their friendship network. We found that students whose friends’ average GPA (Grade Point Average) was greater (or less) than their own had a higher tendency toward increasing (or decreasing) their academic ranking over time, indicating social contagion of academic success taking place in their social network. PMID:23418483

Blansky, Deanna; Kavanaugh, Christina; Boothroyd, Cara; Benson, Brianna; Gallagher, Julie; Endress, John; Sayama, Hiroki

2013-01-01

105

Student Organization Leadership Aspirations of First Generation Students Enrolled in a College Based First Semester University Academic Success Program  

E-print Network

Model (RLM) (Shehane, Sturtevant, Moore, & Dooley, 2012). Komives et al. (2005) found a relationship between leadership identity and developmental influences, developing self, group influences, students’ changing view of self with others, and students... (LID) (Komives, Owen, Longerbeam, Mainella, & Osteen, 2005). The LID model is based on relational leadership depicted by the Relational Leadership Model (RLM) (Shehane, Sturtevant, Moore, & Dooley, 2012). Komives et al. (2005) found a relationship...

Wentling, David

2013-12-06

106

Linking Academic Social Environments, Ego-Identity Formation, Ego Virtues, and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used Structural Equation Modeling to test an Eriksonian conceptual model linking academic social environments (relationships with faculty and fellow students), ego-identity formation, ego virtues, and academic success. Participants included 765 first-year students at a university in southern Ontario, Canada. Results indicated that…

Good, Marie; Adams, Gerald R.

2008-01-01

107

Student Success. September 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. This is the third of three parts in the Institutional Strategies Series. The first article in the March issue outlined the barriers to student retention, both from the extant literature and also from interviews and surveys…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

108

Investigating the Longitudinal Impact of a Successful Reform in General Chemistry on Student Enrollment and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considerable effort in chemistry education research has been dedicated to developing and evaluating reform pedagogies designed to improve student success in general chemistry. Policy recommendations propose adoption of these techniques as a means to increase the number of science graduates, however there is the potential that the impact of these…

Lewis, Scott E.

2014-01-01

109

Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Perceptions of Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although there are a number of anecdotal reports on demographic characteristics and academic success of accelerated nursing students, few empirical studies have been undertaken to examine these students' success, despite this type of programs' existence for more than a decade, and only three studies have sought to examine the perspective of the…

Blozen, Barbara B.

2010-01-01

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A Study of Computer-Assisted-Academic-Advisement-and-Placement as Compared with Manual Academic Advisement and Placement for Improving Academic Advising and Accountability at Grambling State University. Factors Affecting Students' Successful Survival of Their College Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current method of advising students at Grambling State University was compared with that of Computer-Assisted-Academic-Advisement-and-Placement (CAAAAP) to determine which approach would be more effective for advising students. The current method was a "semi-manual" method that takes quite a while to advise and place one student. As classes…

Fields, Hall R.

111

SUCCESS@Seneca: Facilitating Student and Staff Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SUCCESS@Seneca has teamed up with the General Arts and Science programs at Seneca's Newnham campus. The design of an integrated service delivery model addresses numerous student success and retention related activities by providing the essential connection between academics and college resources. The program focuses on the promotion and support of…

Fishman, Steve; Decandia, Lisa

2006-01-01

112

Theme: Teaching Academically Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "Will We Serve the Academically Disadvantaged?" (Iverson); "Using Centers of Learning to Reach Academically Disadvantaged Students" (Gentry); "Georgia's Special Lamb Project Adoption Program" (Farmer); "Teacher Expectations" (Powers); "Providing Instruction for Special Populations" (Jewell); and "The Educational Reform Movement and…

Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others

1993-01-01

113

The Academic Alert System: a helpful tool for students and instructors. Missouri S&T is committed to the success of its students by providing an environment conducive to teaching  

E-print Network

The Academic Alert System: a helpful tool for students and instructors. Missouri S&T is committed, the university has implemented the Academic Alert System. The Academic Alert System is a web-based application that supports communication among instructors, advisors, and students. The purpose of the Academic Alert System

Missouri-Rolla, University of

114

Celebrating Successful Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Machine Tool Program at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, is preparing students to become future leaders in the machining field, and the school recognizes the importance of sharing and celebrating those stories of success with the public to demonstrate the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Cowley College is…

Squires, Dan; Case, Pauline

2008-01-01

115

Teacher Expectations as Predictors of Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Follows up previous study of social and psychological effects of orthodontic treatment upon children. Reports that teachers' ratings of student attractiveness correlated significantly with judgments of children's sociability, popularity, academic achievement, and leadership. Concludes that teachers' estimations of academic capability was a good…

Keneal, Pamela; And Others

1991-01-01

116

Exploring the Relationship between Intrapersonal Intelligence and University Students' Career Confusion: Implications for Counseling, Academic Success, and School-to-Career Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author describes the relationship between self-knowledge and career confusion among university students and discusses strategies to enhance career and academic planning. The multiple intelligences profiles of typical university students are compared with those of 82 students enrolled in 3 sequential semesters of a course titled Career…

Shearer, C. Branton

2009-01-01

117

Improving Academic Achievement Through Success (IMPAACTS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is the purpose of this paper to describe Improving Academic Achievement Through Success (IMPAACTS), a program designed to assist first-time juvenile offenders, participating in a deferred prosecution program, in improving their academic achievement. IMPAACTS was designed in response to a problem situation presented by staff of the State Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Bruce Gutknecht

1988-01-01

118

Work in progress - an Engineering Bridge Program - the foundation for success for academically at-risk students  

Microsoft Academic Search

As an urban institution, Wayne State University is charged with providing educational opportunities to students from varied backgrounds. Historically, many students entering the College of Engineering have not been calculus-ready. The 4-year retention rate of students who place into advanced algebra or below has been about 25%. In order to provide students who are interested in engineering with the best

M. J. Grimm

2005-01-01

119

Date:_________________ Reinstatement Plan for Students on Academic Suspension  

E-print Network

understand and agree that my academic success is dependent on my efforts to achieve the expected outcomes and has been suspended, I understand that my first goal is to provide a plan for my academic success. IDate:_________________ Reinstatement Plan for Students on Academic Suspension (Complete this form

Chu, Xi

120

Academic Student Academic Advising Center  

E-print Network

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Huang, Jianyu

121

A Bridge to Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past year, there was an overall decrease in dropouts at all grade levels in Maryland, with the largest decrease occurring among students in grade 12. Not surprisingly, principals across the state discovered that alternative assessment strategies that were designed to help students from special populations actually worked for all students.…

Pfeifer, R. Scott; Sadusky, Bernard; Kubic, Kathryn

2010-01-01

122

The Relationship among Conceptions of Knowledge, Approaches to Learning, Personality, and Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presently, there is much interest in how students study and what skills best facilitate their academic performance. The aim of this study was to examine how students' conceptions of knowledge, approaches to learning, and personality relate to academic success. An online survey was completed by 198 first-year tertiary students, including 116 off-campus psychology students. This paper will report the relationships

Lorelle J. Burton; Jenny Sztaroszta

123

Success, recruitment, and retention of academically elite women students without STEM backgrounds in US undergraduate engineering education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This longitudinal, cross-institutional, qualitative study of undergraduate women engineering students revealed an under-recognized type of student who succeeds in engineering undergraduate programs. Non-traditional Engineering Organized (NEO) students have excellent overall high school grades and organizational skills but lack a concentrated background in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas compared with the familiar Traditional Engineering Discipline (TED) Students with strong

Lisa A. McLoughlin

2009-01-01

124

Gender Differences in Perceived Value of a Program to Promote Academic and Career Success for Students with Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a retrospective survey of participants in an exemplary transition program for college-bound youth with disabilities. The study compared how male and female participants perceived changes in themselves in the areas of academic skills, social skills, Internet skills, levels of preparation for college and employment, levels of awareness of career options, and personal characteristics during

Sheryl Burgstahler; Chuan Chang

2007-01-01

125

Impact of Learning Modalities on Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based on the analysis of academic results of 692 undergraduate and graduate students in two disciplines in a French university who attended their courses using one out of four possible learning modalities. Within the two disciplines, Art History and Educational Sciences, students chose between face-to-face learning (on campus),…

Fenouillet, Fabien; Kaplan, Jonathan

2009-01-01

126

The Double Cohort retention and academic success comparison: are students in the new Ontario secondary school program disadvantaged?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In September 2003, Ontario universities accepted a double cohort of new students resulting from the Ontario government’s decision\\u000a to eliminate Grade 13. The admission to university of two categories of students distinguished by their age and high school\\u000a program raised a number of questions, not only in terms of admission infrastructure but mostly in what concerns the sum of\\u000a student

Line Guylaine Tremblay; Rashmi Garg; Elizabeth Levin

2007-01-01

127

Recreation Center Participation and Its Relationship to Academic Success  

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Many colleges and universities are engaged in developing enrollment strategies in higher education that focus on student retention. Using concepts based on Astin's (1993) theory of involvement and Tinto's (1975) theory of social interaction, this study focused on how participation in recreation center activities is related to the academic success

Knepp, Douglas S.

2011-01-01

128

Predictors of Success for Allied Health Students.  

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A study of 424 allied health students (259 dental hygiene, 104 radiologic technology, and 61 respiratory therapy) found that the greater predictors of their academic success were the natural science subscore on the American College Test (ACT), high school grade point average, and class rank, age, and composite ACT score. (SK)

Jensen, Steven C.

1989-01-01

129

Clicking Your Way to Student Success!  

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According to the authors, their field has been in a constant state of change and evolution, from manual arts to vocational education to career and technical education (CTE). In a recent effort to increase academic and occupational achievement and success for all CTE students through targeted improvement plans, the state of Pennsylvania implemented…

Bostwick, Dianna; Foster, John; Bloomfield, Amie; Rutledge, Paul

2013-01-01

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Attributions to sexual minority women's academic success.  

PubMed

Narratives from 33 sexual minority women were examined to discover what factors contributed to their ability to acquire academic success, and what, if any, attributions are evident in some sexual minority women's experiences that provide the ability to persist and graduate. Coping strategies the participants used to gain the resiliency and persistence necessary to acquire academic success are discussed. Intrinsic themes were work ethic values, altruism, and self-efficacy. Extrinsic themes were mentors, family, and friends. Sexual minority women identified the complexity of intrinsic and extrinsic attributions that were used to successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree in the United States. PMID:24328892

McCleaf, Kathy J

2014-01-01

131

The Social Cost of Acting "Extra": Students' Moral Judgements of Self, Social Relations, and Academic Success in Papua New Guinea.  

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Investigated how high school students in Papua New Guinea responded to rising educational credentialism and unemployment by drawing on elements of their traditional egalitarian village identity to make moral judgements about appropriate selves and futures. Interview and observation data indicated that students referred to specific western…

Demerath, Peter

2000-01-01

132

Improving the academic performance of university biology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies indicated that teaching styles and learning styles of students play a very important role in the academic success of students. A lack of knowledge about teaching styles and learning styles often complicates the challenge of learning and, therefore, affects the academic achievement of students. The research site at a college had a retention rate of 70% of its biology

Latasha Shireen Reese

2008-01-01

133

An Index and Procedure for Readmitting the Academically Dismissed Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An index and procedure were sought which would enable university officials to establish the probable academic success of each student seeking readmission after academic dismissal. A 2.20 critical GPA index and procedure for readmitting students was empirically derived from the performance of 1,460 readmitted students. The critical index technique…

Bierbaum, Gretchen A.; Planisek, R. J.

134

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

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Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

135

The Influence of Cognitive Autonomy and Learning Environments on Student Academic Performance: An investigation of the relationships between levels of cognitive autonomy, aspects of school learning environments and academic performance at the ninth-grade level  

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academic success. Cognitive autonomy may influence academic achievementacademic success, and (c) to establish a relationship between school climate, cognitive autonomy, and academic achievement.success in the system is measure by student academic achievement.

Domenichelli, Cheryl Alexander

2011-01-01

136

Parent Academic Overview Student-Parent Orientation  

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their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing high quality academic advisingParent Academic Overview Student-Parent Orientation Program University of California, Irvine #12;Purpose of Parent Academic Overview 1.Provide the Mission Statement of the UCI

Rose, Michael R.

137

TOEFL and FCE Tests as Predictors of Academic Success for Undergraduate Students at the University of Bahrain.  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the multivariate relationship of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the First Certificate of English (FCE), administered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, and to determine whether students' total score on the TOEFL or their overall score on the FCE tends to be a…

Al-Musawi, Nu'man M.; Al-Ansari, Saif H.

138

THE IMPACT OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ON THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anchored in national longitudinal data analyzed through hierarchical linear and non-linear modeling, this study found that\\u000a African-American students have a similar probability of obtaining a BA degree whether they attended a historically Black college\\u000a or university (HBCU) or a historically White college or university (HWCU). Among African-Americans, females are more likely\\u000a to obtain a baccalaureate degree than males. Especially given

Mikyong Minsun Kim; Clifton F. Conrad

2006-01-01

139

The Success of the Readmitted College Student: A Multivariate Study.  

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Research has provided few guidelines or criteria which can be utilized by college deans to decide which academically dismissed students have the highest probability of success once readmitted. In this study, measures of student characteristics were sought which correlate with academic performance. 360 admission applicants, of whom 181 sought…

Planisek, R. J.; And Others

140

2009-2010 Annual Report Academic Success Center  

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, academic success and personal growth through inclusive engagement with the Clemson University campus. Goals2009-2010 Annual Report Academic Success Center #12;History The Academic Success Center was established as the Academic Support Center in fall 2001 with a few pilot programs in tutoring and supplemental

Stuart, Steven J.

141

Investing in Student Success  

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In this article, the author shares how he was inspired to advance the cause of college completion in Maryland as he recently received the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award with $500,000 as award money. He shares how he intended to make use of the award money and mentions that it is in the spirit of making a positive difference that he…

Kirwan, William E.

2010-01-01

142

Academic Success Guide WHAT YOU'LL FIND INSIDE  

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and experience to help you select, plan, and complete your academic/career goals. Your academic advisor interests, academic/career goals, courses you might like to take, and whether you might qualify for nonAcademic Success Guide WHAT YOU'LL FIND INSIDE: EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC ADVISING Tips on when to see

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

143

Student Academic Optimism: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis  

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Purpose: This research aims to add to the literature on Academic Optimism, a composite measure composed of teacher perceptions of trust in students, academic press, and collective efficacy by exploring a similar set of constructs from the student perceptive. The relationships between student trust in teachers, student perceptions of academic

Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Bankole, Regina A.; Mitchell, Roxanne M.; Moore, Dennis M., Jr.

2013-01-01

144

Dynamics of Teacher-Student Relationships: Stability and Change across Elementary School and the Influence on Children’s Academic Success  

PubMed Central

This study modeled teacher-student relationship trajectories throughout elementary school to predict gains in achievement in an ethnic-diverse sample of 657 academically at-risk students. Teacher reports of Warmth and Conflict were collected in grades 1 to 5. Achievement was tested in grade 1 and 6. For Conflict, low-stable (normative), low-increasing, high-declining, and high-stable trajectories were found. For Warmth, high-declining (normative) and low-increasing patterns were found. Children with early behavioral, academic, or social risks were under-represented in the normative trajectory groups. Chronic conflict was most strongly associated with under achievement. Rising Conflict but not declining Conflict coincided with underachievement. The probability of school failure increased as a function of the timing and length of time children were exposed to relational adversity. PMID:22497209

Spilt, Jantine L.; Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man

2012-01-01

145

Transformation of Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online Student Service provides all Houston Community College (HCC) students and its surrounding community access to college information 24/7. Queries may be made regarding the admissions process, financial aid, testing, veterans' affairs, international admission, tuition costs, and programs and courses offered at each HCC location. Also available…

Woods, Millicent

2007-01-01

146

ACADEMIC ADVISING A crucial part of your academic success at Viterbi is working with your  

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ACADEMIC ADVISING 16 A crucial part of your academic success at Viterbi is working with your at Viterbi to ensure you are on the right track to achieve your academic goals. Your academic advisor success one of its highest priorities, however you are ultimately responsible for your own academic

Rohs, Remo

147

Student Success: An Investigation of the Role of the Pre-Admission Variables of Academic Preparation, Personal Attributes, and Demographic Characteristics Contribute in Predicting Graduation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite retention being a significant focus of higher education research, graduation rates remain of concern. Increased numbers of students are advancing to college bringing with them a wider range of abilities, attributes, and characteristics. There is much we know about what predicts success for these students but our knowledge is far from…

Briggs, Lianne

2012-01-01

148

Predictors of Academic Success in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program  

PubMed Central

Objectives To evaluate the correlation between specific prepharmacy college variables and academic success in the Texas Tech doctor of pharmacy degree program. Methods Undergraduate and pharmacy school transcripts for 424 students admitted to the Texas Tech doctor of pharmacy degree program between May 1996 and May 2001 were reviewed in August of 2005. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS Release 11.5. The undergraduate college variables included prepharmacy grade point-average (GPA), organic chemistry school type (2- or 4-year institution), chemistry, biology, and math courses beyond required prerequisites, and attainment of a bachelor of science (BS), bachelor of arts (BA), or master of science (MS) degree. Measurements of academic success in pharmacy school included cumulative first-professional year (P1) GPA, cumulative GPA (grade point average of all coursework finished to date), and graduation without academic delay or suspension. Results Completing advanced biology courses and obtaining a BS degree prior to pharmacy school were each significantly correlated with a higher mean P1 GPA. Furthermore, the mean cumulative GPA of students with a BS degree was 86.4 versus cumulative GPAs of those without a BS degree which were 84.9, respectively (p = 0.039). Matriculates with advanced prerequisite biology coursework or a BS degree prior to pharmacy school were significantly more likely to graduate from the doctor of pharmacy program without academic delay or suspension (p = 0.021 and p = 0.027, respectively). Furthermore, advanced biology coursework was significantly and independently associated with graduating on time (p = 0.044). Conclusions Advanced biology coursework and a science baccalaureate degree were significantly associated with academic success in pharmacy school. On multivariate analysis, only advanced biology coursework remained a significant predictor of success. PMID:17149435

McCall, Kenneth L.; Allen, David D.; Fike, David S.

2006-01-01

149

Preparation is Success!!! Student Advisors are here to assist students by providing a supportive environment  

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their individual academic goals. Preparation is a key ingredient in successful decision making. Here are a few academic goals. Write down your passions, your interest, and your career goals. Need help understanding forward to answering your questions. The student is an expert on their individual academic goals

Northern British Columbia, University of

150

Academic Buoyancy and Academic Outcomes: Towards a Further Understanding of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Students without ADHD, and Academic Buoyancy Itself  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Academic buoyancy is students' capacity to successfully overcome setback and challenge that is typical of the ordinary course of everyday academic life. It may represent an important factor on the psycho-educational landscape assisting students who experience difficulties in school and schoolwork. Aims: This study investigated the…

Martin, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

151

The role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success using a sample of 325 kindergarteners. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation relates to children's early academic success. Results indicated that emotion regulation was positively associated with teacher reports of children's academic success and productivity in the classroom and standardized early literacy and

Paulo A. Graziano; Rachael D. Reavis; Susan P. Keane; Susan D. Calkins

2007-01-01

152

Supporting Educational Success for Aboriginal Students: Identifying Key Influences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic difficulties experienced by many Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) students in Canada have been well-documented. Indicators such as school persistence and post-secondary enrollment are typically far lower for Aboriginal students as a group compared to non-Aboriginal students. Identifying facilitators of success is key to…

Whitley, Jessica

2014-01-01

153

Attachment and Student Success during the Transition to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We used 2 studies to examine attachment security and college student success. In the 1st study, 85 first-semester students provided information on attachment dimensions and psychological, ethical, and social indices. More anxious students performed worse academically in college than they had in high school and indicated they would be more willing…

Kurland, Robert M.; Siegel, Harold I.

2013-01-01

154

Increasing student success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A more scientifically literate society benefits all STEM disciplines, as well as society as a whole. It is best realized by better serving all undergraduate STEM students. In better-serving all students, a physics department also benefits. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville physics department has seen a drastic change in number of majors, the number of students active in research and the number of graduates pursuing graduate work, while also increasing the number of majors who decide to teach. Prior to our involvement with the Physics Teacher Education Coalition, graduation rates had increased by more than a factor of 4 in 4 years. After the increased efforts when we became a part of PhysTEC (http://PhysTEC.org) our graduation numbers doubled again. Specific attention to class policy to impact student learning in our introductory courses and strong preparation of the graduate teaching assistants, and quality advising were our primary areas of emphasis. What worked to build these numbers and strengthen these resources at Arkansas will be discussed.

Stewart, Gay; Stewart, John

2013-03-01

155

The Social Costs of Academic Success across Ethnic Groups  

PubMed Central

This study explores the longitudinal association between academic achievement and social acceptance across ethnic groups in a nationally representative sample of adolescents (N = 13,570; Mage = 15.5 years). The effects of school context are also considered. Results show that African American and Native American adolescents experience greater social costs with academic success than Whites. Pertaining to school context, findings suggest that the differential social consequences of achievement experienced by African Americans are greatest in more highly achieving schools, but only when these schools have a smaller percentage of Black students. Students from Mexican decent also showed differential social costs with achievement in particular contexts. The implications of these findings to theory, policy, and future research are discussed. PMID:21077858

Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Doan, Stacey N.

2010-01-01

156

Identifying Academically Talented Minority Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the U.S. school population is now and long has been underrepresented in programs for academically advanced students (see, e.g., Donovan & Cross, 2002; Marland, 1972). In the past decade, however, educators have offered several proposals for increasing the diversity of programs for the gifted and talented (see Boothe & Stanley, 2004, for one compendium

David F. Lohman

157

Information for Students Academic Events  

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Information for Students 2013 - 14 #12;Academic Events REGULAR TERMS I Term : 1 August - 13 December 2013 II Term : 1 January - 30 April 2014 Summer Term : 1 May - 30 June 2014 COURSE REGISTRATION I Term : 1 - 2 August 2013 II Term : 1 - 2 January 2014 Summer Term : 1 - 2 May 2014 MID ­ SESSION RECESS

Pal, Debnath

158

Predicting Academic Success of First-Time College-Bound African American Students at a Predominantly White Four-Year Public Institution: A Preadmission Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to develop a preadmission predictive model of student success for prospective first-time African American college applicants at a predominately White four-year public institution within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. This model will use two types of variables. They are (a) cognitive variables (i.e.,…

Redmond, M. William, Jr.

2011-01-01

159

Enhancing Students Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the public was expressing discontent about the declining of students' test scores and the quality of public schooling. The federal government eventually began discussing and debating for education reform and the No Child Left Behind of 2001 was finally passed and signed by President…

Rulloda, Rudolfo Barcena

2011-01-01

160

STUDENT HANDBOOK ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015  

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STUDENT HANDBOOK ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 DATE OF LAST REVISION: 17 August 2014 #12;CAC.C student SUMMER 2010) revised for academic year 2011-2012 (effective summer 2011) minor revisions revisions CAC.C Intern Program Guide Internship and Mentorship Program CAC.C Student Handbook student life

Stuart, Steven J.

161

Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students' perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or…

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

162

Academic procrastination, emotional intelligence, academic self-efficacy, and GPA: a comparison between students with and without learning disabilities.  

PubMed

Academic procrastination has been seen as an impediment to students' academic success. Research findings suggest that it is related to lower levels of self-regulated learning and academic self-efficacy and associated with higher levels of anxiety, stress, and illness. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to assess, regulate, and utilize emotions and has been found to be associated with academic self-efficacy and a variety of better outcomes, including academic performance. Students with learning disabilities (LD) are well acquainted with academic difficulty and maladaptive academic behavior. In comparison to students without LD, they exhibit high levels of learned helplessness, including diminished persistence, lower academic expectations, and negative affect. This study examined the relationships among academic procrastination, EI, and academic performance as mediated by academic self-efficacy in 287 LD and non-LD students. Results indicated that the indirect effect of EI on academic procrastination and GPA was stronger in LD students than in non-LD students. In addition, results indicated that LD students scored lower than non-LD students on both EI and academic self-efficacy and higher on academic procrastination. No difference was found in GPA. PMID:22442254

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2014-01-01

163

Promoting Academic Literacy with Technology: Successful Laptop Programs in K-12 Schools  

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One of the main challenges that US schools face in educating English language learners is developing their academic literacy. This paper presents case studies of two K-12 schools that successfully employ high-technology environments, including laptop computers for each student, toward the development of English language learners' academic language…

Warschauer, Mark; Grant, David; Del Real, Gabriel; Rousseau, Michele

2004-01-01

164

The Negative Commandments: Ten Ways Community Colleges Hinder Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper relies on data collected through the TRUCCS (Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students) Project, a 3-year, longitudinal and comprehensive study of the goals, success, and academic patterns of 5,000 community college students in urban Los Angeles, California. Researchers collected qualitative data on issues relating to…

Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Perrakis, Athena I.; Maxwell, William

165

Student Success in Intensive versus Traditional Introductory College Chemistry Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was to determine whether students would be more successful in a traditional 15-week introductory college chemistry course or an intensive three-week version of the same course. In addition to course format, we also analyzed whether the students' academic experience (measured as the number of college credit hours taken by…

Hall, Mildred V.; Wilson, Linda A.; Sanger, Michael J.

2012-01-01

166

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC DISMISSAL APPEAL  

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MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC DISMISSAL APPEAL LETTER OF APPEAL FORM (Please: If you faced extenuating circumstances that were beyond your control, you may appeal your academic submitted with this appeal are held confidentially within Millersville University, however, the Graduate

Hardy, Christopher R.

167

An eNewsletter designed to provide you with timely information and resources to help you maximize your academic potential and become academically successful.  

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achieved academic success by using the services pro- vided by the Academic Success Center. We hope your academic potential and become academically successful. Academic Eligibility http://www.clemson.edu/academics/eligibility/ Academic Success Center http://www.clemson.edu/asc Academic Recovery Program http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/academic

Stuart, Steven J.

168

Academic Language Knowledge and Comprehension of Science Text for English Language Learners and Fluent English-Speaking Students  

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for both academic achievement and vocational success thatacademic success and accountability of students. Students with low literacy achievementacademic success in the area of literacy face some troubling statistics and trends regarding the reading achievement

Chang, Sandy

2013-01-01

169

Alaska Native Students and College Success. ISER Occasional Paper No. 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors contributing to Native students' college success were examined in a study of 50 Native freshmen and 42 non-Native freshmen at the University of Alaska in the 1973-74 academic year. The study compared students in relation to three common explanations of college success: level of academic preparation, goal orientation, ease in the campus…

Kleinfeld, Judith

170

Admission Scores as a Predictor of Academic Success in the Fiji School of Medicine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary education in Fiji ends with the Form 7 examination. Predictive validity for academic success of Form 7 scores which form the basis for admission into the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme of the Fiji School of Medicine was examined via a cohort of 129 students. Success rates for year 1 in 2008, 2009, and 2010 were 90.7…

Ezeala, Christian C.; Swami, Niraj S.; Lal, Nilesh; Hussain, Shagufta

2012-01-01

171

Building Academic Vocabulary Student Notebook, Revised Edition  

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We've changed our BAV (Building Academic Vocabulary) student materials to a sturdy bound notebook to give you a lower price and a more durable format. Instead of using loose-leaf pages, teachers can now give each student this colorful notebook that follows the 6-step method for teaching academic vocabulary. There is space for more terms, and…

Marzano, Robert J.; Pickering, Debra

2008-01-01

172

Academic Status of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Public Schools: Student, Home, and Service Facilitators and Detractors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined facilitators and detractors of academic success of 25 deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) students selected from a pool of 187 students attending general education classes and enrolled in a study of academic progress. Interviews with their teachers of DHH, general education teachers, principals, parents, interpreters, and students themselves…

Reed, Susanne; Antia, Shirin D.; Kreimeyer, Kathryn H.

2008-01-01

173

Does Involvement Really Matter? Indicators of College Student Success and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Theories of involvement and quality of effort posit that student engagement in academic activities is critical to success. College officials invest substantial resources in activities and facilities to encourage student involvement, yet some reports find that many students study few hours per week and commit little time to academic activities. A…

Webber, Karen L.; Krylow, Rebecca Bauer; Zhang, Qin

2013-01-01

174

The Success of Three Gifted Deaf-Blind Students in Inclusive Educational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the challenges and successes experienced over four years by three academically gifted students with deaf-blindness in inclusive educational programs, and presents recommendations about placement of students with similar needs in inclusive programs. (Author/DB)

Ingraham, C. L.; And Others

1995-01-01

175

High School Braille Readers: Achieving Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of five teachers of students with visual impairments and 10 students found that teachers spent 4 hour per week in preparing for these students, there was a significant use of transcribers to help prepare the student materials, and students felt reasonably satisfied with their high school experience. (Contains three references.) (CR)

Leigh, Stephanie A.; Barclay, Lizabeth A.

2000-01-01

176

Students' Peer Relationships, Social and Academic Goals, and Academic Achievement: A Social Network Analysis Approach.  

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??A multiwave study examined how high school students’ peer relationships impact with their academic motivation, social motivation, and academic achievement. Students’ motivation was framed in… (more)

Makara, Kara A.

2013-01-01

177

The First Year Introduction Program as a Predictor of Student Academic Performance  

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This study hypothesized that student performance in a First Year Introduction program (FYI), representing an initial sampling of students' academic behaviors, would correlate with subsequent academic success. Subjects were 1,501 first-time, first-year students attending Columbia Basin College in fall quarter 2007, whose FYI performance was graded…

Montgomery, Joe C.; Jeffs, Maddy; Schlegel, Jason; Jones, Ty

2009-01-01

178

The Academic Achievement of Students in a New Zealand University: Does It Pay to Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university students' academic success. We report results from an online survey of 1837 students of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, whose responses were later matched to their academic records for a semester. The majority of employed students reported…

Richardson, Jessica J.; Kemp, Simon; Malinen, Sanna; Haultain, Steve A.

2013-01-01

179

Academic Attribution of Secondary Students: Gender, Year Level and Achievement Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is concerned with the attribution of secondary students. Causal interpretations for academic success and failure were analysed to investigate the effect of gender, year level and achievement level on students' academic attributions in Hong Kong, a Confucian Heritage Culture. The sample for the study comprised 14,846 students currently…

Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Kennedy, Kerry John; Moore, Phillip John

2011-01-01

180

Latino Adolescents' Academic Success: The Role of Discrimination, Academic Motivation, and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N = 221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation…

Alfaro, Edna C.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A.; Bamaca, Mayra Y.; Zeiders, Katharine H.

2009-01-01

181

Does private tutoring increase students' academic performance? Evidence from Turkey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of private tutoring in Turkey. The authors introduce their study by providing some background information on the two major national examinations and three different kinds of tutoring. They then describe how they aimed to analyse whether attending private tutoring centres (PTCs) enhances Turkish students' academic performance. By way of multiple linear regression analysis, their study sought to evaluate whether the impact of private tutoring varies in different subject areas, taking into account several student-related characteristics such as family and academic backgrounds as well as interest in and perception of academic success. In terms of subject areas, the results indicate that while private tutoring does have a positive impact on academic performance in mathematics and Turkish language, this is not the case in natural sciences. However, as evidenced by the effect sizes, these impacts are rather small compared to the impacts of other variables such as interest in and perception of academic success, high school graduation fields of study, high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA), parental education and students' sociocultural background. While the authors point out that more research on the impact of further important variables needs to be done, their view is that school seems to be an important factor for determining students' academic performance.

Berbero?lu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit

2014-08-01

182

Pharmacy Students’ Interpretation of Academic Integrity  

PubMed Central

Objective. To explore pharmacy students’ recognition and interpretation of situations constituting breaches of academic integrity. Methods. A survey instrument comprising 10 hypothetical student(s) scenarios was completed by 852 students in the bachelor of pharmacy program at an Australian university. The scenarios were relevant to current modes of assessment and presented degrees of ambiguity around academic integrity. Results. Identification of the hypothetical student(s) at fault, particularly in the deliberately ambiguous scenarios, was not related to the respondents’ year of study or sex. Students with fewer years of postsecondary education were more definitive in their interpretation of contentious cases. Respondents from all 4 years of study reported witnessing many of these behaviors among their peers. Conclusion. This study provided novel insight into the ambiguity surrounding academic integrity and students’ perceptions relating to the deliberate or inadvertent involvement of other parties. PMID:25147391

Jiang, Hai; McKauge, Leigh

2014-01-01

183

Academic Dishonesty: Are Business Students Different from Other College Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors investigated academic dishonesty and how business students stand on the issue as compared with other college students. They found in their study that nonbusiness students are more likely to cheat than are business students. In general, students who are members of Greek social organizations, undergraduates, male, and…

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

184

Motivational Correlates of Academic Success in an Educational Psychology Course  

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The variables of class attendance and the institution-wide Early Alert Grading System were employed to predict academic success at the end of the semester. Classroom attendance was found to be statistically and significantly related to final average and accounted for 14-16% of the variance in academic performance. Class attendance was found to…

Herman, William E.

2011-01-01

185

Academic Performance and School Success: Sources and Consequences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The promotion of academic success has been linked to children's social and emotional wellness, reduction in risky behaviors, and promotion of social and emotional competence. This chapter briefly summarizes the evidence regarding the link between academic performance and health risk behaviors, including substance abuse, delinquency, teen sexual…

Hawkins, J. David

186

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Success in Community Colleges: A Conceptual Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate's degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways. This article examines several theoretical models of student persistence and offers a conceptual model of student success focused on CTE students in community…

Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa

2011-01-01

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Impediments to Academic Performance of Bisexual College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate health-related impediments to academic success for bisexual college students. Participants: Respondents to the Fall 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) survey who self-identified as bisexual, heterosexual, gay, or lesbian. Methods: Secondary analyses of the…

Klein, Nicole Aydt; Dudley, Michael G.

2014-01-01

188

Student Mobility, Academic Performance, and School Accountability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The magnitude of student mobility was examined in the Texas public schools by reporting how many students are moving, when and where they are moving, and who is moving, and by clarifying the relationships between mobility and academic performance at the individual student, campus, and district levels. While the study's primary focus was on…

Mao, Michael X.; And Others

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"STEMulating" success factors: An investigation of the academic talents of successful Black male college graduates from STEM programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This phenomenological research study explored the contributing factors experienced by Black males that epitomized their academic success in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) area of study. During this investigative project, eleven Black male students were interviewed to determine how they were able to successfully navigate and complete a STEM degree. The data was collected through a qualitative inquiry, which involved interviewing students and collecting the data and organizing their perspectives into common themes. The principal findings in this study suggest that Black males can excel when primary influential people establish high expectations and believe and encourage Black males to succeed by providing the essential educational support models requisite to warrant success; the Black male maintains and affirms a self-assured self-worth in himself; the Black male is exposed to these fields and professions early on in their educational quest to enable them to witness first hand powerful and productive opportunities and pathways to academic success; exposure to other Black successful male role models who can mentor and show positive proof that with effort, these fields can become a reality; increase in academic motivation and recommendations from educators and counselors who direct and guide students into and away from these rigorous career fields. An analysis of the students' individual stories gave a revealing look into the pathways of their consciousness, emotional growth, and perspectives about being a successful STEM major. This kind of insight can be a constructive diagnostic tool for students, educators, counselors, and administrators who want to motivate and influence future students to major in STEM fields of study.

Hendricks, Jill T.

190

A Comparative Analysis of Demographic and Academic Success Characteristics of On-line and On-Campus RN-to-BSN Students.  

PubMed

Despite their proliferation, little is known about how registered nurse-to-bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) students enrolled in on-line programs compare to those in on-campus programs. This article reports on a comparative analysis of 3,802 students (332 on-campus, 3,470 on-line) conducted to better understand characteristics and educational outcomes of individuals who select on-line learning options. Programs were compared for student demographic characteristics (gender, race, age, and prior degree status) and outcome variables (progression to graduation and time to completion). Students in the on-line program were significantly older than on-campus students, and significantly more Caucasian/White students were in the on-line program. There were no significant differences in gender between groups. Among only those students who had already graduated, on-campus students took significantly less time to graduate than on-line students and had a higher graduation rate. However, the rate of program discontinuation was similar in both groups, and most on-line students who had not graduated were still progressing in the program. Implications of these findings are that students enrolled in an on-line RN-to-BSN program specifically designed to provide them with flexible 5-week terms and substantive student supports can have similar educational outcomes. PMID:25601248

Mancini, Mary E; Ashwill, Jean; Cipher, Daisha J

2015-01-01

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection examines the history and current status of the economic, political, social, and psychological factors that influence the academic achievement of low-income African Americans. The introduction, "Afro-American Students and Academic Achievement" (J. K. Asamen), outlines the historical development of black education and previews the…

Berry, Gordon LaVern, Ed.; Asamen, Joy Keiko, Ed.

192

Student Handbook 2009-2010 Academic Year  

E-print Network

, will achieve many musical, professional, and personal goals while at Appalachian State University. We offer you Education/Teacher Education 34 Internships 37 Applied Music 38 Performance Ensembles 46 Academic Information1 Student Handbook 2009-2010 Academic Year Published 1990 Revised 2004 #12;2 Preface All of us

Rose, Annkatrin

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STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM Academic Sanctions  

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STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM Academic Sanctions The following academic sanctions are provided by this rule for offenses of cheating or plagiarism. Kent campus instructors shall notify the department for offenses of cheating or plagiarism. In those cases the instructor may: 1. Refuse to accept the work

Reichel, Lothar

194

Stereotype Threat, Identification with Academics, and Withdrawal from School: Why the most successful students of colour might be most likely to withdraw  

Microsoft Academic Search

Claude Steele’s stereotype threat hypothesis posits that when there are negative stereotypes about the intellectual capacity of certain (stigmatised) groups, members of that group suffer aversive consequences; group members who are most strongly identified with the stigmatised domain in question (e.g., intellectual or academic ability) are those most likely to suffer the effects of stereotype threat. In education, it is

Jason W. Osborne; Christopher Walker

2006-01-01

195

Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division 2007/2008 8 Data Protection unlawfully, and the Data Protection Principles must be followed. In summary, these principles state that they follow these principles at all times. University as Data Controller In accordance

196

High Expectations and Differentiation Equal Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Consciously or unconsciously, teachers often act differently toward students based on the assumptions they have about the individual learner's capabilities. Studies show that the lack of high expectations tends to go hand-in-hand with low achieving classrooms. In these classrooms, teachers generally view their students as limited in their ability…

Tkatchov, Oran; Pollnow, Shelly

2008-01-01

197

The Role of Professional Identity in Graduate School Success for Under-Represented Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the relationship between sense of professional identity and academic success among under-represented minority graduate students in a biomedical doctoral program. We found that a sense of professional identity is related to science success among under-represented minority students, but not for non-underrepresented minority students.…

Kim-Prieto, Chu; Copeland, H. Liesel; Hopson, Rodney; Simmons, Toya; Leibowitz, Michael J.

2013-01-01

198

The Effects of School Climate Change on Student Success in a Fifth and Sixth Grade School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of the study was to examine intentional strategies to improve school climate relative to student school success as measured by academic achievement, attendance, and student behavior. It was important to understand how student school success was affected by factors related to school climate improvement such as leadership and change…

Harris, Kim M.

2011-01-01

199

Diamonds in the Rough: Examining a Case of Successful Black Male Student Athletes in College Sport  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ailing academic performances of Black male student athletes have been an impetus for a search of recourse by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Amid the volume of these academic underperformances, particularly in revenue-generating sports, there are Black male student athletes who achieve a level of success in the classroom that rivals…

Bimper, Albert Y., Jr.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Clark, Langston

2013-01-01

200

Examining the Success Factors of High-Achieving Puerto Rican Male High-School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article works to dispel the myth that Latino urban high-school students are not capable of performing at high academic levels. Whereas much educational research emphasizes the academic underachievement of urban Latino students, this article counteracts this research by describing the four success factors that three working-class Puerto Rican…

Garrett, Tomas; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene; Velez, William

2010-01-01

201

Promote Student Success during Independent Seatwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with learning and behavioral disorders often lack the requisite academic skills and behavioral self-control to remain engaged during passive seatwork activities. Because independent seatwork composes a large portion of the instructional time in general education classrooms and teachers expect students to demonstrate self-control in these…

Rock, Marcia L.; Thead, Beth K.

2009-01-01

202

A Successful Retention Program for Suspended Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally at Mississippi State University (MSU), students who are placed on academic suspension are required to stay out of school one regular semester. As an alternative, the university designed a program for early readmission for suspended students who agree to follow the requirements outlined in the "Learning Skills Support Program" (LSSP).…

Dill, Anna L.; Gilbert, Jerome A.; Hill, Jennifer P.; Minchew, Sue S.; Sempier, Tracie A.

2011-01-01

203

Academic Writing: Reflections from Successful Counselor Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve counselor educators were interviewed to learn what developmental and educational experiences help counselors become successful writers. Qualitative analysis resulted in 4 themes that revealed the important role of certain personal qualities as well as the support of others. Recommendations for becoming a successful writer are provided.

Hunt, Brandon; Milsom, Amy

2011-01-01

204

Relationship between Achievement Goals, Meta-Cognition and Academic Success in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research was the replication of the study done by Coutinho (2006) and it aimed at finding the relationship between achievement goals, meta-cognition and academic success. Achievement goals were further divided into two types: mastery and performance. The participants were 119 students enrolled in M. A. Education, Department of Education at the…

Sarwar, Muhammad; Yousuf, Muhammad Imran; Hussain, Shafqat; Noreen, Shumaila

2009-01-01

205

The Relationship of Noncognitive Variables to Academic Success by Race over Four Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Random samples of 1979 and 1980 entering freshmen were given the Non-Cognitive Questionnaire (NCQ), designed to assess seven noncognitive dimensions associated with minority student academic success. The predictive validity of the NCQ for each race was determined with respect to cumulative grade point average (GPA) and persistence at several time…

Tracey, Terence J.; Sedlacek, William E.

206

Instructional Technology Academic Preparation, Competency, and On-the-Job Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the relationship between academic preparation in instructional technology programs, student characteristics, competency attainment, and on-the-job success. The subjects, who were 1980-85 graduates of the Wayne State University Instructional Technology programs, completed a mail survey that covered all of the variables for the…

Richey, Rita C.

207

More Student Success: A Systemic Solution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book tells how to build a system leading to more student success beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school and postsecondary education. It identifies the key elements, describes effective practices, and shows how they come together to help students and educators succeed. "More Student Success" is an updated and…

State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2007

2007-01-01

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A Model of Student Success Strategies Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet of materials provides information on the development of a Student Success Plan at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon. The packet includes the following: (1) an outline of the steps involved in developing a plan to ensure student success through activities related to student access, assessment, and intervention; (2) results of…

Muraski, Ed.; Coy, John

209

Fostering Student Success in Hard Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are exemplars…

Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

2011-01-01

210

Success and Motivation among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research explores college students' explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how it relates to students' efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success during the challenging activity, including grade/extrinsic, mastery/intrinsic,…

Schweinle, Amy; Helming, Luralyn M.

2011-01-01

211

The Role of Teacher Education Programs in Creating Culturally Competent Teachers: A Moral Imperative for Ensuring the Academic Success of Diverse Student Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While it is clear that culturally and linguistically diverse students have the greatest need for quality instructional programs, many researchers argue that they are less likely to be taught with the most effective evidence-based instruction. Banks (2002) contends that the challenges facing educators in meeting the needs of multicultural students

Taylor, Roben W.

2010-01-01

212

The Role of Self-Concept in Predicting the Success of Academically and Financially Disadvantaged Students within Higher Education Opportunity Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between a standard measure of self-concept and withdrawal from college was studied with students at private New York colleges who were admitted through the Higher Education Opportunity Programs (HEOP). HEOP students are educationally and financially disadvantaged. The objective of the study was to promote policy formation and…

Martel, Laurence D.; Richman, Joel

213

School Resources and the Academic Achievement of Canadian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimates the impact of schools' physical resources and teachers' academic press on students' academic achievement in mathematics and reading when a number of important student variables are controlled. Academic press is defined as teachers' emphasis on academic excellence and upholding academic standards (McDill, Natriello, & Pallas,…

Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A.; Roberts, Lance W.

2011-01-01

214

The impact of student characteristics and teacher efficacy on teachers’ predictions of student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how the interaction between student and teacher characteristics affects teachers’ predictions of studentsacademic and social success. Three hundred and eighty-four general education teachers responded to (a) one of 32 possible case studies describing a student, in which gender, reading achievement, social behavior, and attentiveness were manipulated experimentally and (b) to a 16-item teacher-efficacy scale. Results showed

Nelly Tournaki; David M. Podell

2005-01-01

215

ATE Student Success Stories: Josiah's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Josiah Roberts successfully completed a two-year program at Naugatuck Valley Community College and is now transferring into a four-year mechanical engineering degree program at a local university. The ATE collaborative wheelchair project he worked on during his time at Naugatuck helped convince him that engineering was the field for him.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

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ATE Student Success Stories: Christina's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Texas City, Texas, Christina Smith is going back to school to study process technology at College of the Mainland. Learn more about Christina's new career path, her success in providing for her young daughter, and the role of ATE in helping her move forward.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

217

Quality Management at TUM Academic and Student Affairs  

E-print Network

Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Managing Director, Student Service Center (SSZ Management Representative Deputy Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Phone: +49 89 289............................................................................. 9 1.2 Areas of application for TUM's quality management system

218

Best Practices in Providing Nontraditional Students with Both Academic and Financial Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how Ohio State University, to confront the nexus between nontraditional students' financial decisions and their academic success in a large-scale setting, has redesigned its financial aid processes, developed minicourses, and brought together financial aid and academic advisers to provide students with one-on-one attention at the most…

Hart, Natala K.

2003-01-01

219

Developing Academic Self-Efficacy: Strategies to Support Gifted Elementary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-efficacy is the belief in one's capacity to perform and accomplish goals. Specifically, academic self-efficacy refers to a student's perception of their ability to engage and successfully complete academic tasks. Self-efficacy affects students' behavioral choices, motivation, thought patterns and responses, perception of control, and…

Merriman, Lauren

2012-01-01

220

Assessment of Academic Literacy Skills: Preparing Minority and LEP (Limited English Proficient) Students for Postsecondary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addressing the problem of the language-related barriers to successful postsecondary education for underprepared college students, an assessment of academic language proficiency and a curriculum to help students improve their academic language skills were developed. The nature of the language tasks required in the undergraduate curriculum was…

Kuehn, Phyllis

221

The influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students. In previous research, weak attachment to parents and\\/or peers had been found to have an adverse influence on the academic success of college students. This study also examined the potential moderating influence of several cognitive and non-cognitive psychosocial variables that

Michael Erik Fass

1998-01-01

222

Sessional Academic Success: A Distributed Framework for Academic Support and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With approximately half of Australian university teaching now performed by Sessional Academics, there has been growing recognition of the contribution they make to student learning. At the same time, sector-wide research and institutional audits continue to raise concerns about academic development, quality assurance, recognition and belonging…

Hamilton, Jillian; Fox, Michelle; McEwan, Mitchell

2013-01-01

223

How Community College African American Students with or without a Father or Male Surrogate Presence at Home Develop Their Personal Identity, Academic Self-Concept, Race Theory, Social Sensitivity, Resiliency, and Vision of Their Own Success and the Influence on Their Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the growing body of research on African American students' academic achievement and the role mothers play in their child's academic development, few studies (Carter, 2008; Fordham, 1988) examined the role fathers play in the development of their child's academic achievement. The primary aim of this study was to examine how…

Holliday, A'lon Michael

2011-01-01

224

Hidden Losses: How Demographics Can Encourage Incorrect Assumptions about ESL High School Students' Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from ESL students' records in Vancouver are examined in the light of the BC Ministry of Education's claim that ESL high school students are more successful than students whose first language is English. We argue that the academic achievement of well-to-do students whose parents are skilled workers or entrepreneurs may mask the completion…

Toohey, Kelleen; Derwing, Tracey M.

2008-01-01

225

Kentucky Student Portfolios: Expectations of Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes ways in which the content and assessment standards for Kentucky student portfolios enable students to achieve success under the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Portfolio evaluation and assembly concerns that threaten equity for Kentucky students are also discussed. Portfolio assessment criteria, rubrics, and student benchmarks communicate…

Stroble, Elizabeth J.

1993-01-01

226

Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

E-print Network

Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division 2007/2008 7 Code of Practice on Freedom of the Code of Practice, extend to premises occupied by the Students' Union of the University. B Principles 6 The following principles shall apply to the use of University premises in connection

227

Restarting Voluntary Leave and Academically Dismissed Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of "academic forgiveness," which allows students to be considered for readmission or graduation to college, is discussed, with attention to the procedures used by nine state colleges in New Jersey. The student is allowed an opportunity for low grades or other evaluations to be removed, under certain conditions, from grade point average…

Masat, Francis E.

228

The Role of Personality and Motivation in Predicting Early College Academic Success in Non-Traditional Students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-cognitive factors represent a chance to learn more about how to help students succeed in early college experiences. This study examined personality and motivation as predictors of first-quarter GPA in a sample of 315 non-traditional undergraduates at a Hispanic-serving institution. Our results provide support for the importance of high levels…

Kaufman, James C.; Agars, Mark D.; Lopez-Wagner, Muriel C.

2008-01-01

229

Physical therapist assistant selection and academic success.  

PubMed

Assessment of a standardized test as one criterion for student admission to a physical therapist assistant program is made. Comparisons are made of ACT scores between the physical therapist assistant and associate degree nurse, and the physical therapist assistant and the practical nurse. A correlation matrix was used to analyze data with differences among the three groups determined by t test computation. This sample supports a positive correlation of ACT test scores with graduation grade point average. The means show no significant difference between the two associate degree programs and a significant difference between the associate degree programs and the practical nurse program. PMID:1135261

Aldag, J C; Martin, M F

1975-07-01

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Academic Advising Needs among University Students in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is not easy for the overburdened student counselors in universities to adequately address students’ needs in all areas. Hence, the establishment of academic advising Western countries and recently in some Kenyan institutions. Academic advising should be need-centered for it to be popular with students and to succeed. This study aimed at evaluating studentsacademic advising needs so as to

James M. Muola; Joash A. Migosi

2012-01-01

231

Board of Trustees Governing for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent community college trustees understand student success and the processes they used to prioritize student success practices at their institutions. This study used qualitative and quantitative methods that included several analyses. [The dissertation citations contained here are published…

Prater, Wendi Carol

2009-01-01

232

ATE Student Success Stories: Matthew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Matthew Davis thought he knew what he wanted to do after high school, but decided to expand his career options after a year of working as a residential electrician. Discover his new educational focus, learn about underwater autonomous vehicles, and see how ATE helped Mathew secure a career more suited to his interests.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

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School-Based Health Centers and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers, and parents alike--and poor health severely limits a child's motivation and ability to learn. Recent research confirms that "health disparities affect educational achievement". Improving students' health is integral to education reform. "School-Based…

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2012

2012-01-01

234

English proficiency and academic success in international postgraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Netherlands internationalization of higher education may lead to an increasing use of a foreign language-for example English-as the medium of instruction. This may raise the issue whether learning in a foreign language affects academic performance, given the language problems international students are faced with when studying abroad. The present article reviews research in this field and presents a

A. A. Vinke; W. M. G. Jochems

1993-01-01

235

Laptops + Challenging Curriculum = Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern day education reform, impacted by the No Child Left Behind Act, is dominated by accountability and results. At Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, student results are front and center. Students participating in a laptop and online curriculum initiative have documented astonishing achievement gains. Prior to the 2004 school…

Andrews, Geoffrey

2006-01-01

236

Student Success: A Matter of Choice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Delgado Community College's new approach to student services, which has aligned the college's fundamental academic testing and placement functions with expanded career advisement and job placement services to create a logical progression of services. Highlights the roles of the Developmental Studies and Human Development Department and…

Wright, Frank W.; And Others

1984-01-01

237

A Predictive Model for MSSW Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested a hypothetical model for predicting both graduate GPA and graduation of University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) students entering the program during the 2001-2005 school years. The preexisting characteristics of demographics, academic preparedness and culture shock along with…

Napier, Angela Michele

2011-01-01

238

Statement of Professional Ethics As employees of Student Success at the University of Kansas, we recognize that our work with  

E-print Network

of educational, academic and personal achievement, and commitment to the academic mission of the institution. WeStatement of Professional Ethics As employees of Student Success at the University of Kansas, we on these ethical principles during the daily practice as a higher education professional, Student Success employees

239

Successful Student Writing through Formative Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use formative assessment to dramatically improve your students' writing. In "Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment", educator and international speaker Harry G. Tuttle shows you how to guide middle and high school students through the prewriting, writing, and revision processes using formative assessment techniques that work.…

Tuttle, Harry Grover

2010-01-01

240

Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community college as the entranceway into the baccalaureate degree is becoming a prevalent choice for students. This study was a qualitative approach to understanding attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge acquisition by successful community college transfer students. University students who transferred from a community college and were making…

Ellis, Martha M.

2013-01-01

241

Getting Students to be Successful, Independent Investigators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Middle school students often struggle when writing testable problems, planning valid and reliable procedures, and drawing meaningful evidence-based conclusions. To address this issue, the author created a student-centered lab handout to facilitate the inquiry process for students. This handout has reduced studentsâ frustration and helped them become more independent and successful investigators.

Thomas, Jeffery D.

2010-02-01

242

A Model of Academic Self-Concept: Perceived Difficulty and Social Comparison among Academically Accelerated Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic self-concept predicts students' future goals and is affected by a student's relative success compared with his or her peer group. This exploratory study used structural equation modeling to examine the contributions of the perceived level of difficulty of the curriculum, in addition to the contributions of social comparison and…

Wilson, Hope E.; Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Little, Catherine A.; Reis, Sally M.

2014-01-01

243

Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.

Li, Sissi L.; Demaree, Dedra

2014-02-01

244

Academic Success Centre How Math is Different from Other Subjects  

E-print Network

. In math, you have to do the problems. 2. Math is a linear learning process. What is used one day is used that you missed on the homework. Math is Problem Solving 1. Read the full question. 2. Analyze and computeAcademic Success Centre How Math is Different from Other Subjects 1. Math requires different study

Northern British Columbia, University of

245

Effect of Hypertextual Reading on Academic Success and Comprehension Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As computer technology developed, hypertexts emerged as an influential environment for developing language skills. This study aims to evaluate a text prepared in a hypertextual environment and its effects on academic success and comprehension skills. In this study, "preliminary test final test control group experimental pattern" was used…

Durukan, Erhan

2014-01-01

246

Effects of Social Capital on Academic Success: A Narrative Synthesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many researchers link social capital theory to education and commonly use examples from the field of education to examine social capital theory. Accordingly, they accept that reflections and contributions of social capital can be observed in the field of education. This paper examines social capital's effects on academic success in education. In…

Acar, Erkan

2011-01-01

247

Tribal College Transfer Student Success at Four-Year Predominantly White Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tribal colleges, which are often community colleges, have been successful in helping American Indian students achieve academic success. The current study was designed to understand what happens to American Indian tribal college students when they transfer to four-year Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). The research question that guides the…

Makomenaw, Matthew Van Alstine

2010-01-01

248

Non-Intellective Variables Related to Successful and Unsuccessful Students in a Junior College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation sought to determine which, if any, of 14 demographic variables affected junior college success. (A GPA of 2.0 was considered successful academic achievement.) The responses of 135 full-time day students were analyzed using Chi-square. The students were all of those enrolled in electronics technology and nursing and a random…

Baron, Anthony R.

249

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement  

E-print Network

to evaluate student learning as measured against program goals. The plan focuses on individual academic unitsACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement REVISED 2008 Learning A Preface to the UW-Madison 2003 Academic Assessment Plan Adopted by the University Assessment

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Success Comparison of High-Risk Students in Two-Year College Transfer Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at Stark Technical College (STC) to determine whether high risk students who participated in STC's developmental program experienced a higher degree of academic success than similar high risk students who did not participate in the program. High risk students entering STC in fall 1980 were identified on the basis of composite…

Miller, Carson K.

251

Barriers to the Success of Ethnic Minority Students in School Psychology Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined factors that may serve as barriers to the success of ethnic minority graduate students by assessing the academic, social, and emotional experiences of approximately 87 ethnic minority and 313 ethnic majority school psychology graduate students. Results indicated that ethnic minority graduate students reported…

Clark, Chelsi R.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Zeigler-Hill, Virgil; Dufrene, Brad A.

2012-01-01

252

Michigan Community Colleges At-Risk Student Success Program, 1992-1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help Michigan's community colleges assist and retain academically at-risk students, the At-Risk Student Success program provides the colleges with additional funds to implement more personalized student services. This report describes the At-Risk program and presents data on expenditures and outcomes at the state's 29 community…

Michigan State Dept. of Management and Budget, Lansing. Office of Education.

253

Reading Relationship Study: Success/Failure Rate of First Semester College Students Identified as Poor Readers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to measure the academic success/failure rate of students reading below the ninth grade level, all freshmen students entering Cosumnes River College were given the Nelson-Denny Reading Test during college registration in August 1974. Of the approximately 650 students tested, 113 (17 percent) scored 41 or below; this score corresponds to a…

Chadwick, Robert; Walters, Henry

254

Dimensions of Success as Identified by High-Achieving, Black, Pre-College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of phenomenal causality of C. Kraft (1991) was applied in the formulation of a self-report instrument to measure student perceptions of the dimensions of academic success. Instrument items were inspired by the students themselves in several hours of dialogue. Subjects were 55 male and 49 female black high school students at a summer…

Delicio, Gail; And Others

255

Student Services Student Services  

E-print Network

with academic faculty to build an environment maximizing student growth and academic success. To achieve and facilitates academic success through services and programs designed to support adult learners and student facilitates the academic success of adult learners and student veterans through individual meetings, referrals

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Factors affecting bioscience studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems.\\u000a Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce.\\u000a The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience students’ perceptions of their\\u000a teaching–learning environment and their approaches to learning

Henna Rytkönen; Anna Parpala; Sari Lindblom-Ylänne; Viivi Virtanen; Liisa Postareff

257

A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate College Student Perceptions of Academic Support Groups for At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of undergraduate students who are academically at risk is steadily increasing, substantiating the need for some type of early intervention upon entering college. Academic support programs have great potential for closing the gap between at-risk status and graduation completion. It is necessary to understand the specific success

Galima, Dana M.

2013-01-01

258

Assessing Student Learning in Academic Advising Using Social Cognitive Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated whether the social cognitive theory constructs of self-efficacy and self-regulated learning apply to academic advising for measuring student learning outcomes. Community college students (N = 120) participated in an individual academic-advising session. We assessed students' post-intervention self-efficacy in academic planning…

Erlich, Richard J.; Russ-Eft, Darlene F.

2013-01-01

259

Factors Affecting Bioscience Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems. Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce. The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience…

Rytkonen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Virtanen, Viivi; Postareff, Liisa

2012-01-01

260

Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted academic achievement has been identified as a major area of interest for educational researchers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether there was a relation between the quality of gifted programs as perceived by teachers, coordinators and supervisors of the gifted and the achievement of the same gifted students in 6th and 7th…

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

261

Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

E-print Network

of the Education Reform Act 1988. It assumed university status as a result of the Further and Higher Education and other matters www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/student_regulations.php #12;1.1 Introduction to the University. The information contained within this handbook is also available on our website: www.mmu.ac.uk

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

E-print Network

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES LINGUISTICS--LANGUAGE STUDIES MAJOR--12 COURSES Language Studies majors take 6 Linguistics classes (5 required, one elective), 2 Literature (Linguistics required) LING105 ­ Spanish Mor phosyntax I (Linguistics elective) LTSP174 ­ Topics in Cul

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

E-print Network

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES GENERAL LINGUISTICS MAJOR--12 COURSES General Linguistics majors take 12 Linguistics classes (6 required, 6 electives), Profile of a General Linguistics to the Study of Language (Linguistics required) LING175 ­ General Phonetics (Linguistics required

264

Academics Protest Jailing of Muslim Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the imprisonment of a Muslim former student on charges related to terrorism that has struck a chord among academics and public intellectuals. Syed Fahad Hashmi, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, is being held in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, on multiple…

Grasgreen, Allie

2008-01-01

265

Career Counselling for the Academically Gifted Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven career-development and occupational decision-making difficulties experienced by academically gifted students include narrowing the choice, indecision, vocational-identity formation, lack of occupational meaningfulness, early occupational choice, pressure from significant others, and the need for role models. Difficulties are discussed within…

Stewart, John B.

1999-01-01

266

Student Academic Achievement: Report to the Provost.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 1991, the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A) designed and implemented a strategic planning process which incorporates a comprehensive annual review of various aspects of student academic achievement (SAA). The faculty-based SAA assessment process includes activities focused on classroom instruction,…

Leas, David E.

267

Practical Approaches to Achieving Student Success in Urban Schools. Publication No. 96-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three papers in this collection provide testimonial descriptions of the power of successfully implemented innovative procedures to advance the academic achievement of students whose life circumstances place them at risk of academic failure. In the first article, "20/20 Analysis: A Citywide Computer-Based Application," David J. Heistad and…

Gordon, Don E.; Shafer, Jesse R.

268

Underrepresented college students and extracurricular involvement: the effects of various student organizations on academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several studies indicate that students who are involved in extracurricular activities during college are more academically\\u000a successful than are those who are not; however, most studies do not distinguish between different types of activities nor\\u000a do they adequately consider the unique experiences of under-represented college students. Drawing on Ogbu’s theory of oppositional\\u000a culture and Tinto’s theory of educational departure, I

Christina N. Baker

2008-01-01

269

Notre Dame student's theatrical success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vivian Tselios, a third year Theatre Studies\\/Screen Production student at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus, has been commended for her direction of the play Clothes Maketh the Man at the annual Short+Sweet Festival.The play was accepted by the festival judges into the Wildcard Finals with 10 other productions and won the People's Choice award by a landslide.

Elizabeth Fenech

2012-01-01

270

Adolescents' Fear of Social Consequences of Academic Success as a Function of Age and Sex.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fear of Success Consequence Scale was used to assess early and mid-adolescents' fears of potential social consequences of academic success. Results indicated that fear of academic success decreased through adolescence and girls generally had a greater fear of academic success. (DWH)

Ishiyama, F. Ishu; Chabassol, David J.

1985-01-01

271

Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper a methodology for enhancing the academic development of sophomore-level engineering and engineering technology students using undergraduate projects is outlined and discussed. The specific sample project presented in the paper involves the development of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) for solving several Engineering Mechanics problems. The development of the solution for these problems involves the utilization of a number of valuable programming tools and powerful techniques. The selected students will be guided to write a proposal to seek funding for the project through the College Office of Undergraduate Research (COUR) at the authors institution. The requested funds will be used to financially support the students during the summer. At the conclusion of the project the students are required to document their work in a concise and well written report in a publishable format. The students are also expected to present their project orally in an annual COUR Symposium held on campus, as well as in other off-campus venues. The selected project benefits each involved student in a variety of ways. A discussion will be incorporated in the paper to clearly establish the contribution of each component of the project in terms of the academic development of students and the overall value of the project. Included in the paper will also be examples of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments the students have to develop in this project. These examples clearly establish the utility and purpose of the proposed activity.

Navaee, Shahnam

272

How Involvement in African American Student Organizations Supports and Hinders Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The perspectives of 84 African American students attending a predominantly White institution (PWI) were qualitatively analyzed to identify the conditions under which African American student organizations were perceived as assets and liabilities to academic success. Results indicate that involvement in African American student organizations can…

Guiffrida, Douglas A.

2004-01-01

273

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

Background Educational institutions play an important role in encouraging student engagement, being necessary to know how engaged are students at university and if this factor is involved in student success point and followed. To explore the association between academic engagement and achievement. Methods Cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 304 students of Health Sciences. They were asked to fill out an on-line questionnaire. Academic achievements were calculated using three types of measurement. Results Positive correlations were found in all cases. Grade point average was the academic rate most strongly associated with engagement dimensions and this association is different for male and female students. The independent variables could explain between 18.9 and 23.9% of the variance (p?students being analyzed. Conclusions Engagement has been shown to be one of the many factors, which are positively involved, in the academic achievements of college students. PMID:23446005

2013-01-01

274

Examining Pre-College Academic Variables: Investigating Future College Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looked at the success rate of first-year students in a new program for conditionally admitted students. Logistic regression was used to determine the impact of several pre-college variables, such as high school grade point average and ACT scores, and orientation generated variables, specifically placement test results, on the dependent…

Donnelly, Patrick James

2010-01-01

275

Restructuring for Urban Student Success: Essay Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents essays by members of Restructuring for Urban Student Success (RUSS) and other faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students on participating campuses. The essays describe the work of RUSS and document curricular restructuring and reform efforts occurring at RUSS partner institutions. Part 1 includes essays by RUSS…

Jackson, Barbara, Ed.; Levine, Jodi, Ed.; Patton, Judy, Ed.

276

Success in Algebra among Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College algebra is a required course for most majors, but is viewed by many as a gatekeeper course for degree completion by students. With almost half a million students taking college algebra each year, faculty are experimenting with new course lengths of time that might result in higher success, completion, and retention rates for college…

Reyes, Czarina

2010-01-01

277

Characteristics of Successful Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to find predictors of student success. Using a predictive correlational design, the intent of the study was to find the relationships between the dichotomous dependent variable with the categories, degree recipients and non-degree recipients, and the independent variables, student characteristics and risk…

Forman, Scheherazade West

2009-01-01

278

Veterinary students and non-academic stressors.  

PubMed

Students in veterinary schools can experience stress in balancing the different demands on them-academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and professional or work related-as well as managing potential conflict between animal and human interests. Practicing veterinarians report many similar stressors and reactions. Stressful stimuli produce stress reactions that can be inimical to physical and psychological well-being, and students' performance in veterinary programs can be adversely affected if they do not have coping resources. While there has been some research into stress among university students in general, and among medical students in particular, there is little on the experience of veterinary students. This article describes a study by the School of Psychology, commissioned by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, at Murdoch University in Western Australia. It was designed to investigate the levels and causes of stress among, and the frequency and type of coping strategies used by, fourth- and fifth-year students. Results indicate that the students in this cohort faced frequent stressors and felt at least moderately stressed but did not routinely and systematically use a range of coping strategies. Academic stressors and perceived responsibilities attached to moving into practical or professional areas figured strongly and were associated with higher levels of stress in the students, in particular physical sequelae. Though the numbers were small, it is of concern that some students were using measures that were potentially harmful. Some recommendations are made here about measures that veterinary programs may be able to incorporate to address stress in their students. Information is included on current strategies within the curriculum to manage potential stressful situations as part of students' professional development. PMID:16078171

Kogan, Lori R; McConnell, Sherry L; Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina

2005-01-01

279

Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Plagiarism is a great temptation to students in this digital age, in areas ranging from the purchase of term papers on the internet to improper citing of sources in reports to the inappropriate use of clickers in the classroom. The authors have explored a

Federici, Elizabeth; Buehler, Marianne A.; Craig, Paul A.

2010-11-01

280

Ways of coping as predictors of satisfaction with curriculum and academic success in medical school  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of the present study was to determine the coping strategies of medical students and to investigate the effects of coping strategies on student satisfaction and academic achievement with different instruction methods. A total of 152 medical students was followed throughout the first 2 yr of medical education between 2008 and 2010. Students completed a sociodemographic questionnaire and revised form of the Ways of Coping questionnaire both at the beginning of the first year and at the end of the second year. These forms provided data about the characteristics and main coping strategies (problem focused or emotion focused) of the students and revealed the change over time. At the end of the second year, participants also completed a satisfaction questionnaire asking their satisfaction with lectures, problem-based learning, and practicals. The authors used block, problem-based learning, and practical exam scores of the students attained in the past 2 yr as academic achievement indicators. No sociodemographic variable was related to coping strategy. The majority of students (80.9%) adopted problem-focused coping. A shift occurred in the main coping strategies of some students in both sides. Problem-focused coping scores decreased over time. Problem-focused coping positively correlated with satisfaction with practicals and practical exam scores, whereas emotion-focused coping showed the same correlation negatively. The main coping strategy also predicted satisfaction and exam success in practicals. In conclusion, a main coping strategy may be helpful to predict student satisfaction and academic achievement with some student-centered instruction methods. Determining undesired coping strategies may provide an opportunity for intervention to prevent relevant dissatisfaction and failure.

2011-03-01

281

Essays on Academic Achievement and Student Behavior in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English…

Moussa, Wael Soheil

2013-01-01

282

Chinese International Students' Academic Stressors in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No empirical research has focused on understanding the academic stress of Chinese international students in the United States. This qualitative inquiry examines the most stressful aspects of their academic lives in the U.S., how they characterize their academic stress, and what conditions they believe tend to account for their academic stress.…

Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C.

2009-01-01

283

Academic and Family Conditions Associated with Intrinsic Academic Motivation in Japanese Medical Students: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Intrinsic academic motivation is one of the most important psychological concepts in education, and it is related to academic outcomes in medical students. This study examined the relationships between academic and family conditions and intrinsic academic motivation. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: The study group consisted of…

Tanaka, Masaaki; Watanabea, Yasuyoshi

2012-01-01

284

The Effects of Academic Optimism on Student Academic Achievement in Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the research was to determine the effects of academic optimism on student academic achievement through measuring the individual and collective effects of academic emphasis, collective efficacy, and faculty trust in clients. Data for this study were obtained from the School Academic Optimism Scale and the reading section of the…

Bevel, Raymona King

2010-01-01

285

Attributions for Academic Success and Failure: An Individual Difference Investigation of Academic Achievement and Gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ability, effort, and external attributions for academic success\\/failure as a function of achievement and gender were investigated for 237 elementary school children. Six attributions were the dependent measures for two 2 (achievement) × 2 (gender) MANOVAs. Groups were formed by Total Reading and Total Math scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills\\/4; for both MANOVAs results yielded significant main

Sherry Mee Bell; R. Steve McCallum; Janna Bryles; Karla Driesler; Jama McDonald; Soo Hee Park; Audrey Williams

1994-01-01

286

Moderating and Mediating Effects of Gender and Psychological Disengagement on the Academic Achievement of African American College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major purposes of the present study were (a) to examine the degree to which gender moderates the relationship between ethnic identity and academic achievement and (b) to examine whether psychological disengagement (i.e., devaluing academic success [DAS]) mediates gender differences in the academic achievement of African American college students. Data from 274 participants (79% female) were examined using measures of

Kevin Cokley; Paula Moore

2007-01-01

287

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scholarly debate about academic freedom focuses almost exclusively on the rights of academic faculty. Student academic freedom is rarely discussed and is normally confined to debates connected with the politicisation of the curriculum. Concerns about (student) freedom of speech reflect the dominant role of negative rights in the analysis of…

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

288

Academically at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist high school biology pedagogy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful completion of the Living Environment, one state's high school biology course, is a state graduation requirement. The academically at-risk students enrolled in one suburban public high school had been disproportionately unsuccessful at achieving a passing grade in this course. In response, a constructivist biology curriculum was created to address the needs of at-risk students in a heterogeneous ability classroom. There is a gap in current research on students' perceptions of their learning experiences; consequently, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to obtain at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist-based curriculum and to clarify what aspects of the Living Environment course assisted in their success. Eight academically at-risk students who successfully passed the Living Environment course were surveyed to seek their perceptions of the curricular and pedagogical change. These data were analyzed using the typological method with the inclusion of both inductive and predetermined categories. The students stated a preference for group work and active engagement. They also found that the binder system introduced in the course kept them better organized and helped them increase academic performance. Students perceived that effort was required but was rewarding. Findings derived from this study may contribute to social change by assisting teachers in tailoring curriculum and pedagogical decisions. This study provided a voice for the academically at-risk student and, in doing so, may contribute to social change by providing insight to teachers and administrators that can help students succeed academically, increase graduation rates, and enhance employment opportunities.

Sweeney, Heidi

289

Activities and Academic Achievement Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to self-regulated learning theory, the activities of studying and using learning strategies, which reflect self-regulated learning, promote academic achievement. In contrast, a student's participation in other activities may not produce positive effects. In the present study, structural equation modeling was used to test these hypotheses in a sample of 593 full-time, 1st-year undergraduates in Hong Kong. The results indicated

Chau-Kiu Cheung; Siu-Tong Kwok

1998-01-01

290

San Jose City College Successful Students Study: MATH 310, LS 340, ENGL 321, Fall 1990. Research Report #120.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at San Jose City College (SJCC) of the factors that contributed to the academic success of a sample of students enrolled in fall 1990. Successful students were defined as those receiving a letter grade of A, B, C, or CR (credit) in Math 310, Learning Skills 340, and English 321. A randomly selected group of 39 students who…

Kangas, Jon; And Others

291

"I Ain't Changing Anything": A Case-Study of Successful Generation 1.5 Immigrant College Students' Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this case-study was to understand the relationship between success in college and L2 academic writing of three Generation 1.5 Russian-speaking middle-class college students and to describe the factors that could have contributed to the levels of academic literacy that these students developed. The following research questions were…

Riazantseva, Anastasia

2012-01-01

292

Adjustment to university and academic performance among disadvantaged students in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adjustment to the university environment is regarded as an important factor in predicting university outcomes. This study explores the pathways taken by adjustment and other psychosocial variables (help?seeking, academic motivation, self?esteem, perceived stress, and perceived academic overload), in relation to the success of economically and educationally disadvantaged students at university. Participants were 194 first?year students on need?based financial aid at

Johann Louw; Kitty Dumont

2009-01-01

293

Psychometric Properties and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the confirmatory factor analysis of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills (SESSS) instrument. The results of this study confirm that the SESSS has potential to be a useful self-report measure of elementary students' use of strategies and skills associated with enhanced academic learning and achievement.

Brigman, Greg; Wells, Craig; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Carey, John C.; Harrington, Karen

2015-01-01

294

Assisting At-Risk Students: The Role of Perceived and Actual Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic failure is a common threat to many students in universities. Addressing this issue are intervention techniques that attempt to alleviate the negative consequences of failure and ensure continued striving for success. Attributional training is one specific approach that has been demonstrated to improve performance for at-risk students who…

Hunter, A. J.; And Others

295

Determinants of Student Success: An Integrative Perspective to Orient Policy and Practice. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief elaborates three social psychological factors that influence student success during college: goal commitment; academic engagement, and social identification. Students glean a sense of direction and meaning from long-term goals related to the completion of a postsecondary credential, a specific timeline for graduation, and the future…

Horn, Aaron S.

2014-01-01

296

Assessing the Effect of Programs Designed To Enhance Student Success. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a variety of academic intervention programs designed to improve the success of "at risk" students at one university. Most programs were designed to either help students in a particular course (such as calculus or chemistry) or in a particular major. The performance benchmark used to assess program…

Ammerman, Peter A.; McLaughlin, Gerald W.; Brozovsky, Paul V.

297

Student Services Student Services  

E-print Network

with academic faculty to build an environment maximizing student growth and academic success. To achieve their academic achievement and, ultimately, graduate from Colorado State University en-route to their desired the academic and personal success of our students through individual meetings, resource referrals, and success

298

ATE Student Success Stories: Llew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Llew Powell worked at a succession of unsatisfying jobs, but he knew he liked problem solving and fixing things. Those skills have come in handy since he started his program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology working on hybrid vehicles; now he feels more engaged in his day-to-day work and prepared for a career in the automotive industry.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-12-04

299

ATE Student Success Stories: Dan's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Daniel Burman had a successful career in real estate but was never happy. That all changed when he returned to school to study solar photovoltaics. He's now working in the alternative energy field with a local business and is not only making a good living, but also feeling excited about his job and career choice.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-12-04

300

Relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N?=?130) were asked to list 20 of their goals (academic and\\/or non-academic). For each of their goals, goal specificity, value, expectation

Taylor W. Acee; YoonJung Cho; Jung-In Kim; Claire Ellen Weinstein

2012-01-01

301

Is Alcohol Consumption Associated with Poor Academic Achievement in University Students?  

PubMed Central

Background: We assessed associations between educational achievement and alcohol consumption. Methods: We employed five alcohol consumption measures (length of time of and amount consumed during most recent drinking occasion, frequency of alcohol consumption, heavy episodic drinking, problem drinking); and three educational achievement indicators (students’ subjective importance of achieving good grades, students’ appraisal of their academic performance in comparison with peers, students’ actual module mark). Results: Males were positively associated with all five alcohol consumption measures. Age was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures. While students´ importance of good grades was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures, academic performance in comparison with peers was negatively associated with heavy episodic drinking. Actual module mark was not associated with any alcohol consumption measure. Conclusions: Alcohol consumption showed negative associations with motivation for and subjectively achieved academic performance. University alcohol prevention activities might have positive impact on studentsacademic success. PMID:24319558

El Ansari, Walid; Stock, Christiane; Mills, Claire

2013-01-01

302

Effects of Teacher Efficacy on Student Academic and Social Emotional Achievements as Reported on Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in kindergarten are not meeting state standards on standardized academic and social/emotional scores in the southeastern United States. The focus of this study was to determine if a teacher's perceptions of self-efficacy affects student success in academic and social/emotional standards as reported on the Georgia Kindergarten of…

Brown, Tisha J.

2012-01-01

303

The impact of self-concept and college involvement on the first-year success of medical students in China.  

PubMed

Students' first-year academic success plays a critical role on their overall development in college, which implies the need to concentrate on identifying ways to improve students' first-year academic success. Different from most research on the subject, this study attempted to combine the sociological perspective of college impact with a psychological perspective to synthetically explore the causal relationship of specific types of self-concept and college involvement with academic success of medical students. A longitudinal study was conducted using 519 matriculates at a medical university in mainland China. We conducted the Cooperative Institutional Research Program freshmen survey and the Your First College Year survey to collect data of the pre-college and college academic and social self-concept, college involvement components, and some input characteristics. The academic success was measured by the first-year grade point average. A pathway analysis was conducted and showed the following results. Having high academic self-concept, being engaged in class and putting effort in homework or study directly contributes to increasing college achievement. Students' pre-college achievement and self-concept, faculty interaction, and homework involvement positively affected students' college academic self-concept development, which indirectly improved average grade point. These findings contribute to our understanding of a student's ability to interact with his or her collegiate environment and to experience academic success. PMID:24906461

Zhou, Ying-Xue; Ou, Chun-Quan; Zhao, Zhi-Tao; Wan, Cheng-Song; Guo, Cui; Li, Li; Chen, Ping-Yan

2014-06-01

304

Academic Dishonesty: Behaviors, Sanctions, and Retention of Adjudicated College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty, also known as academic misconduct, includes a variety of actions such as plagiarism, cheating on tests using text messaging or concealed notes, exchanging work with other students, buying essays from students or on the Internet, and having other students write examinations (Diekhoff, LaBeff, Shinohara, & Yasukawa, 1999;…

Olafson, Lori; Schraw, Gregory; Kehrwald, Nicholas

2014-01-01

305

Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While students and, to a lesser extent, faculty have been surveyed about the student academic dishonesty issue, deans have been virtually ignored. This paper reports the results of an online survey of business school deans on the issue. Deans' perceptions of the level of student academic dishonesty in their schools were much lower than the levels…

Brown, Bob S.; Weible, Rick J.; Olmosk, Kurt E.

2010-01-01

306

Academic Probation: An Empirical Study of Private University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the factors contributing to academic probation in university settings and highlights the problems that students encounter in higher education institutions in Bangladesh. The study focused on students facing academic probation on two private universities in Bangladesh and analyzed students' response with respect to nine…

Ahmed, Jashim Uddin; Chowdhury, Md. Humayun Kabir; Rahman, Sheehan; Talukder, A. K. M. Mominul Haque

2014-01-01

307

Electronic Student Academic System (ESAS) For Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays computers are used to manage daily works. School management uses computer to process academic assessments. For example, teachers store students mark and grades in computer software such as Microsoft Office. However computers are merely used to store students assessments and there are no systematic place for analyzing and turning that data into information and knowledge. Therefore, Electronic Student Academic

Junaida Sulaiman

2008-01-01

308

Establishing academic and social support groups for teacher education students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following their research into cooperative learning, Johnson and Johnson (1994) have suggested that teachers establish base groups in their classes to provide academic and social support to students. Base groups are small groups of students that meet regularly to discuss matters associated with the students' social and academic goals and progress. One of the features of base groups is that

Anna M. Sullivan

1999-01-01

309

Getting It Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Getting It Done" describes in clear and helpful detail what leaders of successful high-poverty and high-minority schools have done to promote and sustain student achievement. It follows two celebrated books by Karin Chenoweth: "It's Being Done," which established that the work of educating all children is possible, and "How It's Being Done,"…

Chenoweth, Karin; Theokas, Christina

2011-01-01

310

OPERATION SUCCESS. Program Overview and Performance, Academic Year 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a comprehensive description of a Federally-funded Special Services program known as Operation Success at Wichita State University. The program began in 1970 and is designed to assist students from low income families and/or who are the first in their families to attend college. Part I of the report describes program philosophy and…

de Silva, Deemathie

311

The Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction on Academic Self-Concept: Does Academic Major Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using cross-classified multilevel modeling, this study attempted to improve our understanding of the group-level conditional effects of student-faculty interaction by examining the function of academic majors in explaining the effects of student-faculty interaction on students' academic self-concept. The study utilized data on 11,202…

Kim, Young K.; Sax, Linda J.

2014-01-01

312

Strategies for Student Success: An Instructional Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recommendations presented in this report were developed by Triton College's Retention Committee, which was established in Fall 1980 to involve a large and representative number of faculty in the identification of actions teachers could take to improve student retention and success. After introductory material detailing the committee's mission…

Triton Coll., River Grove, IL.

313

Understanding Community College Students' Learning Styles and the Link to Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning styles have been an area of interest in educational psychology for many decades. However, community college students have been overlooked in learning styles research. To enhance teacher efficacy and student success, it is important to continue to evaluate the relationship between learning styles and academic achievement. The purpose of…

Peters, Kathleen

2012-01-01

314

School-Community Partnerships: Using Authentic Contexts to Academically Motivate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The opportunities school-community partnerships pose for students' learning continue to generate the attention of educational stakeholders. Children learn through a variety of social and educational contexts, and the goals for student academic success are best achieved through the cooperation and support of schools, families, and communities. The…

Willems, Patricia P.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.

2012-01-01

315

Learning styles of design students and the relationship of academic performance and gender in design education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study focuses on design education using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) and explores the effects of learning styles and gender on the performance scores of freshman design students in three successive academic years. Findings indicate that the distribution of design students through learning style type preference was more concentrated in assimilating and converging groups. Further study indicates that the first

O. Osman Demirbas; Halime Demirkan

2007-01-01

316

Successful Geoscience Pipeline Activities for High School and College Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The proportion of African-American students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State is 3.3 percent, only slightly lower than the overall University Park campus proportion of 4 percent. Retention rates within EMS are excellent; a recent survey found that EMS ranks highest in student satisfaction overall at the University Park campus. Our goal to increase diversity in EMS disciplines requires us to attract new students to Penn State rather than recruiting from other areas within the institution. We have implemented three programs that appear successful in this regard, and are thus likely to form a viable pipeline from high school through graduate school. These programs operate at a college-wide level and are co-sponsored by AESEDA (Alliance for Earth Science, Engineering and Development in Africa). SEEMS (Summer Experience in EMS) is a partnership with Upward Bound Math and Science, adding 30 hours of directed research to their existing enrichment program. Students identified in 9th grade spend 6 weeks each summer in residence at PSU, where they receive classroom instruction in core academic areas in addition to a group research project led by faculty and graduate students. SEEMS students are likely PSU recruits: all are accepted to college, 85 percent plan to attend college within PA, and all have strong family support for education as well as for careers in EMS. Pre- and post-experience surveys indicate strong positive changes in perception of EMS careers, particularly with regard to levels of intellectual challenge and starting salary. We maintain personal contact with these students and encourage them to attend PSU when they graduate. SROP (Summer Research Opportunity Program) is administered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the academic arm of the Big 10, and provides residential research internships for students from HBCU and MSI campuses. EMS participates in SROP by funding research interns and providing strong individual mentorships. Over the past 4 years, EMS faculty supported 29 SROP students, 69 percent of whom are currently enrolled in or applicants for graduate programs (the rest are still undergraduates or students who obtained full-time employment upon graduation). African-American students have demonstrated strong interest in learning about science as it affects Africa and Africans. To capitalize on this demand, we developed courses focusing on climate change and conflict diamonds at University Park and Delaware County campuses. Both courses are always fully subscribed and enroll up to 25 percent African-American students; they form the cornerstone of a new minor degree program "Science, Society and the Environments of Africa" that we think will be attractive to undergraduate students overall.

Furman, T.; Fail, C. F.; Adewumi, M.; Bralower, T.; Guertin, L.

2004-12-01

317

Self-Efficacy's Influence on Student Academic Achievement in the Medical Anatomy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-efficacy is defined as a person's beliefs in his or her own abilities to successfully complete a task and has been shown to influence student motivation and academic behaviors. More specifically, anatomical self-efficacy is defined as an individual's judgment of his or her ability to successfully complete tasks related to the anatomy…

Burgoon, Jennifer Marie; Meece, Judith L.; Granger, Noelle A.

2012-01-01

318

Revised March 2013 Students at UNBC are required to maintain `Good Academic Standing', student are  

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Academic Standing Visit a Academic Success Centre Workshop ­ Note taking, Time Management, Study Skills www.unbc.ca/academic-success-centre Time Management ­ Buy a day planner and incorporate all your to assist you with achieving good academic standing. Professors ­ Your professor is an expert in their field

Northern British Columbia, University of

319

Impact of the Pilot Academic Literacy Course on Ninth Grade Students' Reading Development: Academic Year 1996-1997. A Report to the Stuart Foundations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic Literacy was a year-long course focused on reading strategy development for all ninth graders at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. Course goals were to help students become engaged, fluent, and competent readers of the variety of texts necessary for them to master to be successful in high…

Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Mueller, Faye L.

320

Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children and adolescents who enjoy healthy growth and development along six primary pathways are the students who learn well and achieve success in school and in life. But children from poorly functioning families and impoverished social networks too often find themselves without adequate preparation and support for the academic challenges that…

Comer, James P., Ed.; Joyner, Edward T., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.

2004-01-01

321

The absence of a father or father figure and its impact on the academic success of high school males  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are different theories as to why achievement gaps sometimes exist between males and females, but research has revealed that there are important factors in and out of schools, such as parental involvement, which affect the academic success of high school male students. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to research the impact that involvement from a father or

Willie Corlew

2009-01-01

322

Keys to Academic Success Student's Secrets to Success  

E-print Network

and tutors for help. 5. Study in the same place every day! Your dorm room, apartment, or busy coffee shops of studying without a break, your brain will not be able to retain any more information learned. Your brain time to read everything. 3. Put information into your long term memory! Studies show that, without

Kasman, Alex

323

What Behaviours Do Students Consider Academically Dishonest? Findings from a Survey of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic, academic and situational factors that predict students' perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students

Jurdi, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P. H.

2012-01-01

324

"I Actually Listened, I'm Proud of Myself." The Effects of a Participatory Pedagogy on Students' Constructions of Academic Identities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic literacy practices can be alienating for new undergraduates, yet academic success depends on writing in ways that the academy deems acceptable and is related to the identity positions available to students. I describe an intervention in which aspects of academic practice were made visible and students participated collaboratively in…

Tapp, Jane

2014-01-01

325

GPS: Shaping Student Success One Conversation at a Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing instructor-student interactions and improving support personnel interventions with students positively affects their academic performance, retention, and graduation rates. This article discusses the Grade Performance Status (GPS) which is Northern Arizona University's new online, academic early alert tool for increasing instructor…

Star, Mikhael; Collette, Lanita

2010-01-01

326

Now I Understand! Success Factors among High-Achieving Undergraduate Hispanic Students Majoring in Engineering at a Research University  

E-print Network

This dissertation examined the perceptions of high-achieving undergraduate Hispanic students majoring in engineering with regard to their academic success. As the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US, Hispanics are underrepresented...

Brookins, Bari

2012-10-19

327

Longitudinal Effects of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationship Qualities on Academic Adjustment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self-views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and…

Hughes, Jan N.

2011-01-01

328

Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

329

Academic Clustering and Major Selection of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although journalists and reporters have written about academic clustering among college student-athletes, there has been a dearth of scholarly analysis devoted to the subject. This study explored football players' academic major selections to determine if academic clustering actually existed. The seasons 1996, 2001, and 2006 were selected for…

Schneider, Ray G.; Ross, Sally R.; Fisher, Morgan

2010-01-01

330

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development  

E-print Network

collaboratively with the other officers of the University of Minnesota system to meet the objectives and goals of the university. As a member of the Chancellor's staff, the Vice Chancellor provides academic and student, and research in the academic disciplines. University of Minnesota Rochester Page 1 Vice Chancellor of Academic

Amin, S. Massoud

331

Student Academic Services School of Ocean & Earth Science Technology (SOEST)  

E-print Network

Sheet SOEST Advising Mission SOEST values and promotes collaborative relationships education plan that is consistent with the student's goals. DESCRIPTION Academic advising is a collaborative educational process between students and their advisors

332

ATE Student Success Stories: Gerald's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gerald Kinyua moved from his homeland of Kenya hoping to get an education and explore a new career in chemistry. At first he found it difficult to negotiate the education system in a new country, until he connected with Northern Essex Community College. Now he feels right at home in his program and is ready to look for employment in his chosen field.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

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ATE Student Success Stories: Su's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Su Coy is studying GIS through Palomar College's ATE project and loving it. She never thought much about education as a young woman, and had some struggles along the way, but now she knows she is on the right path with GIS and is excited about her professional and personal victories.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

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Exploring Determinants of Relationship Quality between Students and their Academic Department: Perceived Relationship Investment, Student Empowerment, and Student-Faculty Interaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the increasing need for the retention of satisfied and successful students, the purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence the perceived quality of relationships formed between students and their academic departments. Based on the extensive review of interdisciplinary literature, the study proposed three…

Cho, Moonhee; Auger, Giselle A.

2013-01-01

335

Using Data to Increase Student Success: A Focus on Diagnosis. Principles and Practices of Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Achieving the Dream (ATD) initiative works with more than 100 community colleges across the United States with the specific goal of increasing student success. Together, Achieving the Dream colleges graduate or transfer close to 250,000 students a year. With just a 5 percent increase in graduation rates, individuals can positively impact the…

Gonzalez, Kenneth P.

2009-01-01

336

The relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement: The roles of Taiwanese studentsacademic beliefs and filial piety  

Microsoft Academic Search

The excellent academic performance among East-Asian students has drawn international attention from educators and psychologists. However, the process that underlies student academic achievement for this particular group has rarely been documented. The present study examines how the relation between perceived parental involvement and Taiwanese studentsacademic achievement is mediated by student academic beliefs (i.e., beliefs about effort, academic self-concept, and

Wei-Wen Chen; Hsiu-Zu Ho

2012-01-01

337

Academic Performance of the "Persistent Probationer" College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to provide information concerning the academic performance of students who were permitted to continue on probation while hovering slightly below university requirements. The sample consisted of 212 academically dismissed students who were readmitted to the College of Education at Kent State University. The results…

Arnold, Gretchen B.; Planisek, R. J.

338

Student Alienation, Academic Achievement, and WebCT Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current investigation sought to understand the relationships between college student alienation, academic achievement, and use of WebCT. Fifty-three students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course provided three types of data: 1) self-rating of eight Likert scale alienation items, 2) academic achievement measured with four…

Johnson, Genevieve Marie

2005-01-01

339

Contrasting Academic Behavioural Confidence in Mexican and European Psychology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Research with the Academic Behavioural Confidence scale using European students has shown that students have high levels of confidence in their academic abilities. It is generally accepted that people in more collectivist cultures have more realistic confidence levels in contrast to the overconfidence seen in individualistic European…

Ochoa, Alma Rosa Aguila; Sander, Paul

2012-01-01

340

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is highly valued in Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea but the expectations of parents, teachers and students themselves to excel academically can also be a source of intense stress for many students. The "Academic Expectations Stress Inventory" (AESI), developed by Ang…

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

341

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2009-01-01

342

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2004-01-01

343

College Students' Beliefs, Strategy Employment, Transfer, and Academic Performance: An Examination across Three Academic Disciplines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that in order to help students with the rigors of the first year of college, many postsecondary institutions offer some form of academic assistance. Describes a program evaluation study, which aimed to determine if students changed in their personal beliefs about an academic discipline and if they changed in the strategic behavior they…

Simpson, Michele L.; Rush, Leslie

2003-01-01

344

Relationships among Properties of College Students' Self-Set Academic Goals and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N = 130) were asked to list 20 of their…

Acee, Taylor W.; Cho, Yoonjung; Kim, Jung-In; Weinstein, Claire Ellen

2012-01-01

345

What behaviours do students consider academically dishonest? Findings from a survey of Canadian undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic,\\u000a academic and situational factors that predict students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were\\u000a obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students attending university in a western\\u000a Canadian city during the academic year 2007–2008. There was a

Rozzet Jurdi; H. Sam Hage; Henry P. H. Chow

346

Academic Edit Letter Student Name Study Period  

E-print Network

in processing your application. 1. Please outline your academic goals for the future, and an expected timeMay 2014 Academic Edit Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

347

Academic Progress Letter Student Name Study Period  

E-print Network

must also attach a copy of your transcript. 2. Please outline your academic goals for the futureMay 2013 Academic Progress Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

348

Improvement in Academic Behaviors Following Successful Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency  

PubMed Central

Purpose To determine whether treatment of symptomatic convergence insufficiency (CI) has an effect on Academic Behavior Survey (ABS) scores. Methods The ABS is a 6-item survey developed by the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Group that quantifies the frequency of adverse school behaviors and parental concern about school performance on an ordinal scale from 0 (never) to 4 (always) with total scores ranging from 0 to 24. The ABS was administered at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment to the parents of 218 children ages 9-17 years with symptomatic CI, who were enrolled in the CITT and randomized into: 1) home-based pencil push-ups (HBPP); 2) home-based computer vergence/accommodative therapy and pencil push-ups (HBCVAT+); 3) office-based vergence/accommodative therapy with home reinforcement (OBVAT); and 4) office-based placebo therapy with home reinforcement (OBPT). Participants were classified as successful (n=42), improved (n=60), or non-responder (n=116) at the completion of 12 weeks of treatment using a composite measure of the symptom score, near point of convergence, and positive fusional vergence. Analysis of covariance methods were used to compare the mean change in ABS between response to treatment groups while controlling for the ABS score at baseline. Results The mean ABS score for the entire group at baseline was 12.85 (SD=6.3). The mean ABS score decreased (improved) in those categorized as successful, improved, and non-responder by 4.0, 2.9, and 1.3 points, respectively. The improvement in the ABS score was significantly related to treatment outcome (p<0.0001), with the ABS score being significantly lower (better) for children who were successful or improved after treatment as compared to children who were non-responders (p=0.002 and 0.043, respectively). Conclusions A successful or improved outcome after CI treatment was associated with a reduction in the frequency of adverse academic behaviors and parental concern associated with reading and school work as reported by parents. PMID:22080400

Borsting, Eric; Mitchell, G. Lynn; Kulp, Marjean Taylor; Scheiman, Mitchell; Amster, Deborah M.; Cotter, Susan; Coulter, Rachael A; Fecho, Gregory; Gallaway, Michael F.; Granet, David; Hertle, Richard; Rodena, Jacqueline; Yamada, Tomohiko

2011-01-01

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Academic help-seeking behavior among student pharmacists.  

PubMed

Objectives. To identify factors associated with academic help-seeking behavior among student pharmacists at a public university.Methods. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted to explore in depth perceptions of facilitators of and barriers to the help-seeking behavior and academic achievement of student pharmacists who had received a D or F grade in any year. A 4-part survey instrument was developed and administered to all student pharmacists and included sections for (1) attitudes and academic help-seeking behavior, (2) health status, (3) demographics, and (4) open comments. A structural equation modeling approach was used to assess relationships among domains of interest.Results. Three student focus groups noted that helpfulness of faculty members and school administrators were 2 prominent facilitators of help-seeking behavior and academic achievement. Diminished quality of life caused by stress and depression was the primary barrier to help-seeking and achievement. Three hundred four (68.6%) student pharmacists completed the survey instrument. Academic help-seeking behavior was influenced mostly by perceived academic competence and perceived faculty helpfulness. In contrast, ambivalence and perception of help-seeking as threatening were 2 factors that were negatively associated with academic help-seeking behavior.Conclusions. Academic help-seeking behavior was positively related to greater perceived academic competence and positive relationships among student pharmacists and faculty members. PMID:23459559

Payakachat, Nalin; Gubbins, Paul O; Ragland, Denise; Norman, Sarah E; Flowers, Schwanda K; Stowe, Cindy D; DeHart, Renee M; Pace, Anne; Hastings, Jan K

2013-02-12

350

The Gritty: Grit and Non-Traditional Doctoral Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As higher education is changing to reach larger numbers of students via online modalities, the issue of student attrition and other measures of student success become increasingly important. While research has focused largely on undergraduate online students, less has been done in the area of online non-traditional doctoral student success,…

Cross, Ted M.

2014-01-01

351

FOSTERING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AMONG STUDENTS: A FACULTY AND STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE  

E-print Network

or in the Graduate School of Education to guide students in their academic work. The primary intent of this document develop a sense of integrity about academic work. This document is also intended to serve as a reference regarding their academic work. The faculty further recognize that integrity regarding academic work is only

352

Adjusting to Hearing Loss during High School: Preparing Students for Successful Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training. Tipsheet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Completion of postsecondary education frequently builds upon a student's successful academic and personal experience during high school. For students with hearing loss, healthy adjustment to hearing loss is a key lifelong developmental process. The vast majority (94%) of approximately 1.1 million K-12 students with hearing loss are educated in…

Brooks, Dianne

2009-01-01

353

Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses the issue of student writing in higher education. It draws on the findings of an Economic and Social Research Council funded project which examined the contrasting expectations and interpretations of academic staff and students regarding undergraduate students' written assignments. It is suggested that the implicit models that have generally been used to understand student writing do not

Mary R. Lea

1998-01-01

354

Transfer Student Engagement: Blurring of Social and Academic Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…

Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David

2013-01-01

355

"Only Connect": Mixed Methods Study of How First-Year Students Create Residential Academic and Social Networks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key component in the success of students' first-year experience is their successful academic and social integration into the college environment (Tinto, 1993). Researchers have specified integration in terms of student behaviors and perceptions (Berger & Milem, 1999; Hurtado & Carter, 1997) and also studied it in terms of engagement (Kuh, 2009)…

Smith, Rachel Anne

2010-01-01

356

Understanding Today's Students: Entry-Level Science Student Involvement in Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty and its implications to learning within and outside of the academic arena are of historical concern to college faculty. Faculty generally associate actions and attitudes displayed in the academic environment as indicators of behavior throughout the student's life. As technology and societal changes occur, student

Nelson, Lynda P.; Nelson, Rodney K.; Tichenor, Linda

2013-01-01

357

Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Academic Success in College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the joint effects of academic self-efficacy and stress on the academic performance of 107 nontraditional, largely immigrant and minority, college freshmen at a large urban commuter institution. We developed a survey instrument to measure the level of academic self-efficacy and perceived stress associated with 27…

Zajacova, Anna; Lynch, Scott M.; Espenshade, Thomas J.

2005-01-01

358

HESI Admission Assessment scores: predicting student success.  

PubMed

This study investigated the value of administering Elsevier's HESI Admission Assessment (A(2)) to associate degree nursing (ADN) school applicants. The relationship of A(2) scores-composite scores and 5 component scores: basic math skills, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary & general knowledge, and anatomy & physiology-with final course grades in 3 first-semester nursing courses was investigated. Findings indicated that composite A(2) scores and all 5 component A(2) scores that were administered to the ADN applicants were significantly related (P < .01) to final course grades in 2 of the 3 first-semester nursing courses, Nursing Process I and Nursing Process II. All A(2) scores except reading comprehension were significantly (P <.01) related to final course grades in the Pharmacology nursing course. The mean A(2) scores of students who completed all 3 of the first-semester nursing courses were compared with the mean A(2) scores of students who did not complete one or more of these courses. Findings indicated that the mean composite A(2) score and the mean score for each of the 5 component A(2) exams were significantly higher (P < .01) for those students who completed all 3 nursing courses than for students who did not complete one or more of these courses. The faculty concluded that A(2) scores were useful in predicting students' success in the first semester of the nursing program, which is when most of the attrition occurs, and that screening applicants based on A(2) scores can help promote student retention. PMID:23566504

Chen, Susie; Voyles, Denise

2013-01-01

359

Elementary Students' Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary Through Engineering Design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) inquiry-based learning through a hands-on engineering design can be beneficial in helping students acquire academic vocabulary. This research took place in a second grade dual- language classroom in a public, suburban elementary school. English language learners, students who speak Spanish at home, and native English speakers were evaluated in this study. Each day, students were presented with a general academic vocabulary focus word during an engineering design challenge. Vocabulary pre-tests and post-tests as well as observation field notes were used to evaluate the student's growth in reading and defining the focus academic vocabulary words. A quiz and KSB (knowledge and skill builder) packet were used to evaluate students' knowledge of science and math content and engineering design. The results of this study indicate that engineering design is an effective means for teaching academic vocabulary to students with varying levels of English proficiency.

Kugelmass, Rachel

360

Learning from the Stories of Successful Undergraduate Latina/Latino Students: The Importance of Mentoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to review the stories of 13 academically successful Latino undergraduate students and explore the role that mentoring and sponsorship played in their lives. A qualitative analysis was conducted to examine the participants' stories using two main descriptors of mentoring and sponsorship. Analyses indicated that…

Zalaquett, Carlos P.; Lopez, Alana D.

2006-01-01

361

How to Be a Good Graduate Student (Characteristics of a Successful Researcher)  

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every research work have to be "practical"? · Short-term pain + long-term gain ­ Do you want to "create1 How to Be a Good Graduate Student (Characteristics of a Successful Researcher) Biswanath? ... ... a "philosopher"? ... ... having "fun"? · Industry R&D vs. Academic Research · (Developing) core competency ­ Does

Roy, Sumit

362

First-Year College Students and Faculty: A Comparison of Expectations for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify and explore academic, social, and career-related expectations that first-year college students believe lead to their collegiate success as defined by their perception of persisting in higher education. Further investigation determines how these expectations align with faculty expectations of…

Koslow Martin, Jodi Ellen

2010-01-01

363

Personal Factors Impacting College Student Success: Constructing College Learning Effectiveness Inventory (CLEI)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College Learning Effectiveness Inventory, a new assessment tool identifying personal variables important to college student success, was constructed using empirical approaches grounded in a conceptual model. The exploratory and confirmatory studies revealed the six-underlying factors: Academic Self-Efficacy, Organization and Attention to…

Kim, Eunhee; Newton, Fred B.; Downey, Ronald G.; Benton, Stephen L.

2010-01-01

364

Preparation, Development, and Transition of Learning-Disabled Students for Workforce Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preparation, Development, and Transition of Learning-Disabled Students for Workforce Success. Donna Elizabeth Williams, 2011: Applied Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. ERIC Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Community Based Instruction, Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Career Planning. This…

Williams, Donna Elizabeth

2012-01-01

365

Relatedness between jobs and academic majors: its relationship to academic involvement of college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study considered 10,072 third-year college students in Taiwan who had paid jobs while studying and found that students\\u000a who worked in jobs related to their academic majors scored significantly higher on the academic involvement scale than students\\u000a working in unrelated jobs. In addition, the effect of relatedness between jobs and majors did not interact significantly with\\u000a either the effect

Ya-Rong Huang

2007-01-01

366

Keys to Success for Bilingual Students with Limited Formal Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A bilingual teacher in a multiage 4th-6th-grade classroom has met the special academic needs of limited-English-speaking migrant students who immigrated from Mexico with little previous schooling. Her strategies and techniques include an accepting classroom environment, high expectations for every student, building on student background knowledge…

Freeman, Yvonne S.; Mercuri, Sandra; Freeman, David E.

2001-01-01

367

Learning Strategies as a Key to Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In schools and classrooms across the country, educators are working to raise the achievement of all students to ever-higher levels. Yet, often missing in discussions about how to raise academic performance is the "way" in which individual students go about learning. One aspect of a student's approach to learning is his or her use of learning…

Protheroe, Nancy; Clarke, Suzanne

2008-01-01

368

Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles  

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When a student fails to master academic material, educators face a range of choices--they can provide extra tutoring, place the student in summer school, or, as a last resort, hold the student back for a year. This last option--retention--often proves to be a difficult and contentious issue for both schools and parents. California currently lacks…

Cannon, Jill S.; Lipscomb, Stephen

2011-01-01

369

Measuring the Success of an Academic Development Programme: A Statistical Analysis  

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This study uses statistical analysis to estimate the impact of first-year academic development courses in microeconomics, statistics, accountancy, and information systems, offered by the University of Cape Town's Commerce Academic Development Programme, on students' graduation performance relative to that achieved by mainstream students. The data…

Smith, L. C.

2009-01-01

370

Alexithymia and academic success: examining the transition from high school to university  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study used the major life transition of going off to university as the context for examining the relationship between alexithymia and academic achievement. During the first month of post-secondary classes 707 first-year full-time students completed the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). At the end of the academic year alexithymia data was matched with studentsacademic records. Consistent with

James D. A. Parker; Elizabeth J. Austin; Marjorie J. Hogan; Laura M. Wood; Barbara J. Bond

2005-01-01

371

Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Student Success and Achievement  

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In the fall, millions of students arrive at colleges and universities to begin their first-year transition. Although some will find this transition to be seamless, the majority will encounter some academic, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges that will need to be resolved by the end of the academic year. Many will be unprepared, and will…

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

372

Pathway to Success: Research and Internship Opportunities for Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents efforts by North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in promoting geosciences by offering students paid career training opportunities with private, non-profit and government organizations. North Carolina Central University is the nation's first state-supported public Liberal Arts College funded for African Americans with approximately 86 % minority enrollment. Using data gathered from 1975 to 1999, NCCU is ranked eleventh among all US institutions based on the number of black, US citizen Ph.D.s who received their baccalaureate degree from that institution (Thurgood et al., 2006). Therefore, successful creation of research and internship pathways for NCCU students has national implications because it will increase the number of minority students joining the workforce and applying to PhD programs. Several related efforts will be described, including partnerships with the Fugro EarthData Inc., The Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science at the University of Georgia, The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at University of Memphis, Tennessee, and City of Durham. By developing both academic research and industry internship tracks we hope to be able to accommodate different student career goals. For example, graduate students planning to continue onto a PhD will be more interested in research based opportunities at collaborating academic institutions whereas the industry internship track is more appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students planning to enter the job market upon graduation. The internships are conducted under the aegis of the Geospatial Research, Innovative Teaching and Service Center (GRITS) housed in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences (DEEGS) at NCCU. The center was established in 2006 with funding from the National Science Foundation to promote the learning and application of geospatial technologies. Since then the GRITS center has been a hub for Geographical Information Science (GIS) curriculum development, faculty and professional GIS workshops, grant writing and outreach efforts. The center also serves as a contact point for partnerships with other universities, national organizations and businesses in the geospatial arena - and as a result, opens doors into the professional world for our students.

Vlahovic, G.; Malhotra, R.

2008-12-01

373

Successful White teachers of Black students: Teaching across racial lines in urban middle school science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The majority of urban minority students, particularly Black students, continue to perform below proficiency on standardized state and national testing in all areas that seriously impact economically advanced career options, especially in areas involving science. If education is viewed as a way out of poverty, there is a need to identify pedagogical methodologies that assist Black students in achieving higher levels of success in science, and in school in general. The purpose of this study was to explore White teachers' and Black students' perceptions about the teaching strategies used in their low socioeconomic status (LSES) urban science classrooms, that led to academic success for Black students. Participants included three urban middle school White teachers thought to be the best science teachers in the school, and five randomly selected Black students from each of their classrooms. Methods of inquiry involving tenets of grounded theory were used to examine strategies teachers used to inspire Black students into academic success. Data collection included teacher and student interviews, field notes from classroom observations, group discussions, and questionaires. Data were analyzed using open, axial, and selective coding. The teachers' perceptions indicated that their prior belief systems, effective academic and personal communication, caring and nurturing strategies, using relevant and meaningful hands-on activities in small learner-centered groups, enhanced the learning capabilities of all students in their classrooms, especially the Black students. Black students' perceptions indicated that their academic success was attributable to what teachers personally thought about them, demonstrated that they cared, communicated with them on a personal and academic level, gave affirmative feedback, simplified, and explained content matter. Black students labeled teachers who had these attributes as "nice" teachers. The nurturing and caring behaviors of "nice" teachers caused Black students to feel a sense of community and a sense of belonging in their classrooms. Black students demonstrated that they respected and always "had the back" of these "nice" teachers. Results from this study could play a significant role in teacher retention and in informing best practices for preservice and other teachers who are struggling to meet the needs of LSES urban students.

Coleman, Bobbie

374

Prediction of Academic Success with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). AIR Forum 1981 Paper.  

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The relationship between personality characteristics and academic success of college freshmen at a predominantly female campus was studied, using the Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) to measure personality and first-year grade point average to measure academic success. The comparative effectiveness of the MBTI and the traditional predictors…

Hengstler, Dennis D.; And Others

375

Beyond Hard Outcomes: "Soft" Outcomes and Engagement as Student Success  

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This paper questions current policy discourses that equate student success with hard outcomes like retention, completion and employment. It offers another view, one that uses "soft" outcomes and student engagement literature to widen our understanding of student success. In the paper, we first draw on literature to explore student engagement,…

Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda

2010-01-01

376

The impact of institutional factors on student academic results: implications for ‘quality’ in universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper situates the topic of student assessment and the moderation of assessment within a broader context of policy debates about the quality of teaching and learning in universities. The focus and discussion grew out of a research project that aimed to investigate factors related to academic success and failure in a Faculty of Arts. The study, initially, identified a

Kerry Wimshurst; Richard Wortley; Merrelyn Bates; Troy Allard

2006-01-01

377

Academic Performance of Howard Community College Students in Transfer Institutions: Preliminary Findings. Research Report Number 37.  

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A study was conducted at Howard Community College (HCC) to determine the performance of HCC students at transfer institutions. Four factors related to transfer success were examined: earning an associate degree at HCC; enrolling in a community college transfer program; length of time spent at HCC; and academic preparation and achievement at the…

Radcliffe, Susan K.

378

Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Academic Success in College  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the joint effects of academic self-efficacy and stress on the academic performance of 107 nontraditional, largely immigrant and minority, college freshmen at a large urban commuter institution. We developed a survey instrument to measure the level of academic self-efficacy and perceived stress associated with 27 college-related tasks. Both scales have high reliability, and they are moderately negatively

Anna Zajacova; Scott M. Lynch; Thomas J. Espenshade

2005-01-01

379

Academic Edit Letter Student Name Study Period  

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your academic goals for the future, and an expected time of completion (i.e. 1 yr). If youMay 2013 Academic Edit Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

380

Academic Progress Letter Student Name Study Period  

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transcript. 2. Please outline your academic goals for the future, and an expected time of completion i.e. 1May 2014 Academic Progress Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

381

Academic Dishonesty: Are More Students Cheating?  

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Academic dishonesty, with Internet plagiarism as one of the most common forms, is a concern on college and university campuses more than ever before. Many institutions of higher education have adopted academic honesty policies, instituted academic integrity tutorial completion prerequisites for next term registration, and acquired plagiarism…

Jones, Dorothy L. R.

2011-01-01

382

Academic, Career and Personal Needs of Nigerian University Students  

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The academic, career and personal needs of students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria were surveyed. A total of 920 undergraduates participated in this study. The results of the study revealed that irrespective of students' residential status, gender, age and relationship status, the students ranked time-management as the most pressing…

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Imhonde, Henry; Eguavoen, Agatha

2006-01-01

383

The Mathematics Graduate Student Academic Handbook 2014-2015  

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in the Summer. 2 #12;Graduate Teaching Assistant (domestic and international students): If you are a TAThe Mathematics Graduate Student Academic Handbook 2014-2015 Last Updated 05/1/14 1 #12 (domestic and international students): If you hold a Graduate School fellowship and are not currently

Sin, Peter

384

Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education  

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strategy at community colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. This paper of acceleration on student outcomes. After examining various definitions of acceleration to better understand whatAccelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education Nikki

Su, Xiao

385

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CATS PROGRAM Challenging Academically Talented Students  

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CCAATT SS The Program UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CATS PROGRAM Challenging Academically Talented _________________________ (Parent signature required if student is under 18 years of age) *CATS students have access to freshman recommendation for this student, including how he /she will benefit from this experience. Consider how well he

New Hampshire, University of

386

Academic Achievement in First Generation College Students: The Role of Academic Self-Concept  

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This study examined whether verbal and math self-concepts could help explain the academic performance of first generation college students. Participants were 167 ethnically diverse students at an inner city, commuter, open-enrollment, four-year university in the southwestern United States. Results indicated that students with lower verbal and…

DeFreitas, Stacie Craft; Rinn, Anne

2013-01-01

387

Understanding Academic Performance of International Students: The Role of Ethnicity, Academic and Social Integration  

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More than 3 million students study outside their home country, primarily at a Western university. A common belief among educators is that international students are insufficiently adjusted to higher education in their host country, both academically and socially. Furthermore, several groups of international students experience considerable amounts…

Rienties, Bart; Beausaert, Simon; Grohnert, Therese; Niemantsverdriet, Susan; Kommers, Piet

2012-01-01

388

Effect of Students' After-School Activities on Teachers' Academic Expectancies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher expectancies can have an impact on students' academic achievement. These expectancies can be based on diverse student characteristics, only one of which is past academic performance. The present study investigated three student individual differences that teachers may use when forming academic expectancies: the sex of the student, the family socioeconomic status (SES) of the student, and the student's after-school

Jill C. Van Matre; Jeffrey C. Valentine; Harris Cooper

2000-01-01

389

Malaysian University Students' Attitudes to Academic Dishonesty and Business Ethics  

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Academic dishonesty is believed to have predictive ability for subsequent behaviours in the workplace. This study adds to the literature by investigating Malaysian business students' attitudes to academic dishonesty and their attitudes to ethics issues in business. This study also explores the association between these two constructs. The form of…

Ahmad, Zauwiyah; Simun, Maimun; Mohammad, Junaini

2008-01-01

390

Division I Student Athletes and the Experience of Academic Clustering  

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Have you ever watched a televised college football or basketball game where they show the starting lineup's academic majors? If so, you may have noticed that many of the student athletes have the same academic majors, be it communications, criminal justice, sociology, etc. Nevertheless, many have taken notice and labeled this phenomenon as…

Calhoun, Vaughn A.

2012-01-01

391

Personal goals and academic achievement among theology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studying in higher education requires long?term commitment. Previous studies have shown that commitment, perceived competence, intrinsic motivation and work?life orientation are positively related to academic achievement. This study examines the kinds of goals theology students have at the beginning of studies, and whether these goals are related to academic achievement during their first three years at university. Personal project analysis

Topi Litmanen; Laura Hirsto; Kirsti Lonka

2010-01-01

392

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies among African American College Students  

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Drawing from existing literature, the authors conceptualized a two-dimensional framework of African American students' academic contingencies of self-worth. The results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses with a sample of African American college freshmen (N = 330) supported this prediction. Self-Worth Dependent academic

Griffin, Tiffany Monique; Chavous, Tabbye; Cogburn, Courtney; Branch, LaToya; Sellers, Robert

2012-01-01

393

Personal and Academic Stressors Affecting Developmental Education Students.  

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Describes a survey of academic and personal stressors experienced by developmental college students. High ranking academic stressors included career and future goals, studying, tests/finals, and financial aid problems, while living conditions, personal appearance, lack of free time, and roommate conflicts were highly ranked personal stressors.…

Roberts, George H.

1989-01-01

394

Effects of Peer Academic Reputation on Achievement in Academically At-Risk Elementary Students  

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664 relatively low achieving first grade children were recruited into a longitudinal study. Measures of peer academic reputation (PAR), peer acceptance, teacher-rated academic engagement and achievement, and reading and math achievement were obtained in Year 2, when the majority of students were in second grade, and 1 year later. Measures of…

Hughes, Jan N.; Dyer, Nicole; Luo, Wen; Kwok, Oi-Man

2009-01-01

395

Reaction to Stress as a Predictor of Academic Success.  

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Although studies on test anxiety are abundant in the research literature, there are few investigations of the relationship of stress to academic achievement. To test the hypothesis that maladaptive methods of coping with stress are related to academic achievement in greater magnitude than the relationship of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores,…

Bentley, Donna Anderson

396

Younger Academics' Constructions of "Authenticity", "Success" and Professional Identity  

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This article contributes to ongoing work that seeks to understand the nature and formation of contemporary academic identities. Drawing on interview data conducted with a sample of "younger" academics within UK universities, it considers how they position themselves (and in turn experience being positioned) in relation to notions of "authenticity"…

Archer, Louise

2008-01-01

397

Student Information Form Academic Services Office -Mechanical Engineering  

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Student Information Form Academic Services Office - Mechanical Engineering Today's Date 8-digit UMID # Name (print) Signature Line: I am interested in: International Minor Study Abroad in ____________ term/year Multidisciplinary

Awtar, Shorya

398

Strategies to promote a climate of academic integrity and minimize student cheating and plagiarism.  

PubMed

Student academic misconduct is a growing problem for colleges and universities, including those responsible for preparing health professionals. Although the implementation of honor codes has had a positive impact on this problem, further reduction in student cheating and plagiarism can be achieved only via a comprehensive strategy that promotes an institutional culture of academic integrity. Such a strategy must combine efforts both to deter and detect academic misconduct, along with fair but rigorous application of sanctions against such behaviors. Methods useful in preventing or deterring dishonest behaviors among students include early integrity training complemented with course-level reinforcement, faculty role-modeling, and the application of selected testing/assignment preventive strategies, including honor pledges and honesty declarations. Giving students more responsibility for oversight of academic integrity also may help address this problem and better promote the culture needed to uphold its principles. Successful enforcement requires that academic administration provide strong and visible support for upholding academic integrity standards, including the provision of a clear and fair process and the consistent application of appropriate sanctions against those whose conduct is found to violate these standards. PMID:17036675

Scanlan, Craig L

2006-01-01

399

TQM implementation and students' satisfaction of academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the study is to develop a TQM model of academic excellence and empirically establish a relationship between TQM implementation and students' satisfaction of academic performance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A sample of students from ISO and non-ISO engineering institutions from South India has been taken for the study. Statistical measures like mean, t-test, correlation and regression analysis

P. B. Sakthivel; G. Rajendran; R. Raju

2005-01-01

400

Longitudinal Effects of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationship Qualities on Academic Adjustment  

PubMed Central

The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and conflict showed low correspondence. As a block, teacher and student reports of TSRQ predicted all outcomes, above prior performance on that outcome and background variables. Student reports uniquely predicted school belonging, perceived academic competence, and math achievement. Teacher reports uniquely predicted behavioral engagement and child perceived academic competence. Teacher and student reports of the teacher-student relationship assess largely different constructs that predict different outcomes. Implications of findings for practice and research are discussed. PMID:21984843

Hughes, Jan N.

2010-01-01

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Investigating the relationship between information literacy and academic performance among students  

PubMed Central

Background: Nowadays, no student can ever pursue the ends of his studies unless he makes use of his information literacy skills. To become lifelong learners, they do need these skills. Information literacy is a set of information needed for searching, retrieval, evaluating, and making best use of information. This study uncovers the relationship between information literacy and academic performance among students at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: This is a practical study using a survey method. All MA students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences make the statistical population for this study, according to the sample size determined by using Cochran formula 265 samples that were selected by stratified random sampling. Data collection was through information literacy questionnaires designed by Davarpanah and Siamak, verified by Library and Information Sciences experts; and finally, gave a Cronbach's alpha of 0.83. To determine academic performance, the average scores of the students in previous semesters were considered. Results: The information literacy of all other students was significantly higher than medium except for students at Nursing and Nutrition faculties. The students of Management and Information Sciences faculty had the highest level of information literacy and students of nutrition faculty were attributed with the least level. There was no significant difference between male and female students’ information literacy. We also found out that there was a significant positive relationship between information literacy and studentsacademic performance in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Conclusion: Information literacy is one of the most important factors that leads to educational success. As there is a significant positive relationship between information literacy and studentsacademic performance, we should necessarily provide them with relative skills dealing with information literacy to improve their academic performance. PMID:25250361

Soleymani, Mohammad Reza

2014-01-01

402

Social Support and Success in Higher Education: The Influence of On-Campus Support on African American and Latino College Students  

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This study focuses on how personal support from the college environment influences the academic performance of African American and Latino college students attending selective colleges. Under-represented students at selective colleges continue to face challenges to their academic success, and support from the college environment is a key factor in…

Baker, Christina N.

2013-01-01

403

The Use of Pre-Admission Data to Predict Levels of Success in Selected Allied Health Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 82 occupational therapy, 84 physicians' assistant, and 117 physical therapy students found that scores on the Otis Quick-Scoring Mental Abilities Tests, admissions essays, number of credits earned at a previous institution, and cumulative grade point average were significant predictors of students' academic success. (SK)

Schmalz, Gretchen M.; And Others

1990-01-01

404

A Qualitative Evaluation of Perceptions of the Role of Competition in the Success and Distress of Law Students  

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This qualitative study investigated the role of competition in the success and distress of law students. Participants from an Australian law faculty attended one of four focus groups (undergraduate, postgraduate, academic staff and administrative staff). They discussed their perceptions of competition, the competitive behaviours in law students,…

Stallman, Helen

2012-01-01

405

Predicting Student Persistence in Adult Basic Education Using Interaction Effects among Academic Self-Efficacy and Students Participation and Academic Variables  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic self-efficacy is associated with academic success; the more positive or stronger the individual's academic self-efficacy, the more likely the individual will be successful in an academic environment. Prior research by Bandura (1989, 1993, 1997) suggested that self-efficacy influences not only activity choice but also the degrees to…

Bujack, Lynette K.

2012-01-01

406

Ways of Coping as Predictors of Satisfaction with Curriculum and Academic Success in Medical School  

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The purpose of the present study was to determine the coping strategies of medical students and to investigate the effects of coping strategies on student satisfaction and academic achievement with different instruction methods. A total of 152 medical students was followed throughout the first 2 yr of medical education between 2008 and 2010.…

Alimoglu, Mustafa Kemal; Gurpinar, Erol; Mamakli, Sumer; Aktekin, Mehmet

2011-01-01

407

An Examination of the Relationship between Exclusionary Discipline and Academic Success  

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Schools traditionally have held students accountable for misbehavior with the use of disciplinary measures such as: detention, suspension and expulsion as consequences of breaking school rules. Intuitively, many educators believe that excluding a student from classroom instruction places that student at an academic disadvantage. This study…

Tardieu, Greg

2010-01-01

408

KU Student Profile Fall 2010 | Office of the Vice Provost | Student Success | University of Kansas 50 KU Home Kyou Email Blackboard A-Z  

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KU Student Profile Fall 2010 | Office of the Vice Provost | Student Success | University of Kansas Contact KU ©2011 University of Kansas Table of Contents Home Academic Information ACT/Converted SAT Scores/Graduate Enrollment II Average Age Full-Time/Part-Time Residency School Top 10 Enrollments Kansas Counties Kansas High

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Student alienation, academic achievement, and WebCT use  

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The current investigation sought to understand the relationships between college student alienation, academic achievement, and use of WebCT. Fifty-three students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course provided three types of data: 1) self-rating of eight Likert scale alienation items, 2) academic achievement measured with four types of multiple choice questions evaluating mastery of course content, and 3) use of WebCT defined as total number of Hits, Articles Posted, and Articles Read. Findings suggest that peer alienation was associated with increased WebCT use; learning alienation and course alienation were associated with low WebCT use. Learning alienation demonstrated an inverse relation to academic achievement. In most cases, significant predictive relationships between academic achievement and student use of WebCT were curvilinear.

unknown authors

2005-01-01

410

Creating a Successful Model for Minority Students' Success in Engineering: The PREF Summer Bridge Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper describes the PREF Summer Bridge Program designed to increase retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minority students in engineering. The PREF program is a residential, six-week, rigorous academic summer program in which participants enroll in six-credit hours of course work that will prepare them for their first fall semester. Fourteen years of data show that participants have higher graduation rates than both comparable minority students and majority students.

Freeman, Amy L.; Persaud, Anita

2012-03-29

411

A Template Analysis of Teacher Agency at an Academically Successful Dual Language School  

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Evidence suggests that dual language (DL) programs have the potential to foster both significant academic achievement and increased cultural awareness in the students they serve. As such, DL programs offer both language majority and language minority learners the opportunity to reach advanced levels of academic achievement. Nonetheless, the…

Ray, Juliet M.

2009-01-01

412

Perceived Barriers to Success for Minority Nursing Students: An Integrative Review  

PubMed Central

The objective of this paper was to identify barriers to successful program completion faced by underrepresented minority nursing students. This paper reveals that minority nursing student's face multiple barriers to success including lack of financial support, inadequate emotional and moral support, as well as insufficient academic advising, program mentoring, technical support, and professional socialization. An additional theme—a resolve to succeed in spite of the identified barriers—was identified. This body of literature focuses solely on successful minority students' experiences, revealing a significant gap in the research. The findings of this paper highlight the need to create and maintain nursing programs capable of aggressively supporting minority student needs. Recommendations for future research are included. PMID:22701183

Loftin, Collette; Newman, Susan D.; Dumas, Bonnie P.; Gilden, Gail; Bond, Mary Lou

2012-01-01

413

Preparing for SuccessPreparing for Success High School Students  

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· Biology, Chemistry, Physic · SAT or ACT Test Score #12;Be RealisticBe Realistic · Students prepare for STEM major. #12;Have a PlanHave a Plan · Need a graduation planeed a g aduat o p a ­ What graduation ­ Job ­ Graduate school P f i l h l­ Professional school · Need a financial plan ­ How will you

Su, Xiao

414

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Handbook Page 1 Issued: 2008 08  

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Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Handbook Page 1 Issued individual will benefit others with and without disabilities. #12;Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation

Lennard, William N.

415

The Relationships among Academic Attitudes, Psychological Attitudes, and the First-Semester Academic Achievement of First-Year College Students  

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This study examined the relationships among academic and psychological attitudes and academic achievement of first-year students. The College Resilience Scale, the Academic Motivation Scale, the College Self-Efficacy Inventory, and the University Environment Scale were administered to 164 first-year undergraduate students enrolled at a large RU/VH…

Reynolds, Amy L.; Weigand, Matthew J.

2010-01-01

416

The Effect of Psychoeducational Group Training Depending on Self Regulation on Students' Motivational Strategies and Academic Achievement  

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The aim of this study was to determine the effect of psychoeducational group study regarding self regulation in learning on motivational beliefs and academic success of students. Pre and post tests with control group design were used in this study. Participants of the study consisted of 10th grade students at Anatolian High School. "Motivational…

Onemli, Mehmet; Yondem, Zeynep Deniz

2012-01-01

417

The Relationship Between Nelson-Denny Test Scores and Academic Performance of Educational Opportunity Program Students. EAC Reports.  

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The relationship of Nelson-Denny Reading Test scores and an English course placement recommendation to academic success of Educational Opportunity Program students at the University of Washington was studied. The placement recommendation was based on a writing sample and test scores. The 207 freshmen students who entered in either 1976 or 1978…

Yamagishi, Midori; Gillmore, Gerald M.

418

Second Language Students' Discourse Socialization in Academic Online Communities  

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This article reports an investigation of second language (L2) students' class participation in English-language university courses in two different modes: face-to-face off-line and asynchronous online. The study addressed (1) what characteristics of academic online discourse were created in graduate courses; (2) how students reported their…

Yim, Yoon-kyung Kecia

2011-01-01

419

Issues and Interventions Influencing the Academic Outcomes for Migrant Students  

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This article provides an overview of the major factors and interventions affecting migrant students' academic performance/outcomes. Factors outside the school, such as poverty, family, and English language proficiency, are discussed. Next, factors inside the school, such as student records, credit accrual, and school curriculum, will be reviewed.…

Lamb, Gordon D.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; De Alba, Roman Garcia

2006-01-01

420

Student Beliefs and Attitudes about Authorial Identity in Academic Writing  

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Authorial identity is the sense a writer has of themselves as an author and the textual identity they construct in their writing. This article describes two studies exploring psychology students' authorial identity in academic writing. A qualitative focus group study with 19 students showed that authorial identity was largely unfamiliar to…

Pittam, Gail; Elander, James; Lusher, Joanne; Fox, Pauline; Payne, Nicola

2009-01-01

421

Threshold Practices: Becoming a Student through Academic Literacies  

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Student transitions into the university are often conceived of via an apprentice-type model, or as entrance into a "community of practice". This paper disputes the applicability of these models to the indeterminate and opaque nature of student experiences of academic writing, and proposes that emotional destabilization and struggles around…

Gourlay, Lesley

2009-01-01

422

Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting April 25, 2007  

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Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes April 25, 2007 Chairman Armand continue to achieve national recognition and ranking with accounting students placing FAU in the top 10-disciplinary Master's in Music Business; the innovative Environmental MBA program; the national prominence

Fernandez, Eduardo

423

Enhancing Academic Climate: Doctoral Students as Their Own Developers  

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This study describes a collaborative initiative with doctoral students to create an academic climate more conducive to fostering interaction across disciplinary groups in a faculty of education in North America. The project attempted to ensure that these students had a voice in creating practices, structures, and policies in the faculty that would…

McAlpine, Lynn; Asghar, Anila

2010-01-01

424

Students' Perceptions of Parental Bonding Styles and Their Academic Burnout  

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This study investigated how parental bonding style affects academic burnout in Korean adolescents. Participants were 447 middle school students, who completed the Parental Bonding Instrument and the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey. MANCOVA results confirmed that adolescents reporting the optimal bonding parental style, for both mother and…

Shin, Hyojung; Lee, Jayoung; Kim, Boyoung; Lee, Sang Min

2012-01-01

425

My Academic Plan: Helping Students Map Their Future  

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What more important problem could we solve than helping students make intelligent decisions in their course selections? The South Orange County Community College District created a new award-winning system dedicated to helping students define, refine, and implement their personal academic goals. The user-centered design is apparent in the…

Williams, John; Mathur, Raghu; Gaston, Jim

2009-01-01

426

A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines  

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Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of undergraduate students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology, physics, and nutrition courses were explored with course discipline-specific adapted versions of the Academic Motivation Scale. Information on students' study habits and efforts, and final course grades were also collected. Results revealed…

Maurer, Trent W.; Allen, Deborah; Gatch, Delena Bell; Shankar, Padmini; Sturges, Diana

2013-01-01

427

Student Assessment in Portugal: Academic Practice and Bologna Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates institutional policies and academic practices of student assessment in four Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs) in the wake of European policy developments driven by the Bologna Process. Specifically, it examines the correspondence between European policy recommendations related to student assessment (promotion…

Sin, Cristina; Manatos, Maria

2014-01-01

428

Promoting Physical Activity through Student Life and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: A physical activity passport (PAP) was developed to increase student's physical activity through the collaboration of student life and academics. The purpose was to measure the effectiveness of the PAP. Design: The research design used was a quantitative, descriptive, quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups.…

McDaniel, Tyler; Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody

2014-01-01

429

Using the ACT Student Profile Report (SPR) in Academic Advising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The components of academic advising and the educational benefits to students are outlined and ways in which the American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Program can help are examined. The ACT Assessment Program is designed for use by students planning to enter postsecondary education and provides a base of information about freshman advisees. The…

Crockett, David S.

430

Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to identify the personality characteristics of high achieving developmental, or remedial, students and to discover how personality characteristics relate to academic performance among high-achieving developmental and non-developmental college students to determine if a correlation exists between personality and…

Hill, Allan B.

431

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have been challenged to go beyond socioeconomic status in the search for school-level characteristics that make a difference in student achievement. The purpose of the present study was to identify a new construct, academic optimism, and then use it to explain student achievement while controlling for socioeconomic status, previous…

Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, John C.; Hoy, Anita Woolfolk

2006-01-01

432

Student Impressions of Academic Cell Phone Use in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cell phones have become ubiquitous in society, but they are typically seen as a problem in the classroom. This study was designed to assess the perspective of students regarding the use of cell phones as academic tools in the classroom. The author encouraged students to use their cell phones in an environmental issues course to find data and other…

Tessier, Jack

2013-01-01

433

Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like many Americans caught up in the economic downturn, college students are worried about money. Now research indicates that financial worries may affect their academic performance. The author presents the results of this year's National Survey of Student Engagement. The survey reveals that more than a third of seniors and more than a quarter of…

Sander, Libby

2012-01-01

434

Teacher expectations and cognitive style: Implications for studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects second and fifth grade teachers' expectations and cognitive styles have on their students' academic achievement. Second and fifth grade teachers (20 from each grade) and a sample of their students (six males and six females) were administered the Embedded Figures Test to be identified as more FD or Fl. After school had been in session

Olivia N. Saracho

1991-01-01

435

Online Students: Relationships between Participation, Demographics and Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using information technology to support teaching and learning is becoming ubiquitous in tertiary education. However, how students participate and perform when a major component of the learning experience is conducted via an online learning environment is still an open question. The objective of this study was to investigate any relationships between the participation, demographics and academic performance of students in

J. Coldwell; A. Craig; T. Paterson; J. Mustard

436

The Nuances of Tutoring and Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the length of a weekly tutoring session and student GPA for the first two semesters of college. The study was conducted at a private, midsize university in the Midwest. The sample consisted of 124 students admitted with academic stipulations to the university, meaning that…

Hetzel, Carole J.; Laskey, Marcia L.; Hardt-Schultz, Roberta F.

2014-01-01

437

Cognitive Conflict, Direct Teaching and Student's Academic Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this research is to compare the effectiveness of two teaching methods (inducing a cognitive conflict, or ICC, versus direct teaching, DT) for students of two academic levels (low versus high) regarding gains in the ability to use the control of variables strategy. 121 students who learned in a heterogeneous school were divided into…

Zohar, Anat; Kravetsky, Simcha-Aharon

438

Connecting Student-Faculty Interaction to Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper highlights the results of a study on the effects of student-faculty interaction on academic dishonesty; the results were used to develop an explanatory model showing how faculty's classroom demeanor and attitude can impact the likelihood of cheating. Individual, confidential interviews pertaining to student-faculty interaction and…

Bluestein, Stephanie A.

2015-01-01

439

Student-Run Conferences: Ten Steps to Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides 10 tips for planning successful conferences for high school students who want to do it on their own. Tips are based on the experience of the author who coordinated the fourth annual Student Provincial Environment Conference in 1994. (LZ)

DiPenta, Mylene

1995-01-01

440

Civic Engagement and Organizational Learning Strategies for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students succeed in college by engaging with faculty, peers, and the community. Institutional leaders can utilize organizational learning strategies to learn what works to support civic learning outcomes and student success.

Moore, Tami L.; Mendez, Jesse P.

2014-01-01

441

Pharmacy Students’ Views of Faculty Feedback on Academic Performance  

PubMed Central

Objective. To investigate students' views on and satisfaction with faculty feedback on their academic performance. Methods. A 41-item survey instrument was developed based on a literature review relating to effective feedback. All pharmacy undergraduate students were invited via e-mail to complete the self-administered electronic questionnaire relating to their views on feedback, including faculty feedback received to date regarding their academic performance. Results. A response rate of 61% (343/561) was obtained. Only 32.3% of students (107/331) agreed that they were satisfied with the feedback they received; dissatisfaction with examination feedback was particularly high. The provision of faculty feedback was perceived to be variable in terms of quality and quantity. Conclusions. There are some inconsistencies relating to provision of feedback within the MPharm degree program at Queen's University Belfast. Further work is needed to close the gap between student expectations and the faculty's delivery of feedback on academic performance. PMID:22412204

Hanna, Lezley-Anne; Quinn, Siobhan

2012-01-01

442

A multifaceted progression approach to enhancing student success.  

PubMed

This article describes how a faculty rallied together and developed a positive progression approach to promote student success on standardized specialty and comprehensive examinations, which fosters critical thinking, clinical judgment, student self-assessment, and individualized plans of action. Specific strategies implemented are discussed. Aggregate student data related to course grades, specialty and comprehensive exit examination scores, and NCLEX pass rates support this innovative approach to student success. PMID:25330264

Cole, Leslie G; Adams, Marsha H

2014-01-01

443

Partnerships with Academic Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes how professional and continuing higher education units can develop and sustain successful partnerships with academic departments in order to deliver educational programs effectively to students.

English, Anthony M.

2013-01-01

444

Academic Success for STEM and Non-STEM Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Enrollment in STEM majors has improved recently, but there continues to be concern over students' retention in those majors, especially women and minority students. The purpose of this study is to develop an integrated understanding of how multiple predictor variables affect student degree attainment, and to ascertain how those variables' impact…

Whalen, Donald F; Shelley, Mack C., II

2010-01-01

445

Bridges to Student Success: Exemplary Programs, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents 11 student affairs programs selected by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as being exemplary programs in their field. All of the programs demonstrate innovative approaches to improving campus life and expanding opportunities for students. The programs address a broad range of objectives, including…

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.

446

Principals and Counselors Partnering for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's schools, with their increasingly diverse student populations and ever-higher achievement standards, need to use all of their resources in ways that create the maximum positive impact for students and student learning. A school's counseling program is one of these resources, and this book provides a roadmap principals and counselors can…

Connolly, Faith, Ed.; Protheroe, Nancy, Ed.

2009-01-01

447

Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between the Big Five and Academic Success at University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in the prediction of academic success in higher education has grown considerably in recent years in German-speaking countries. While the validity of school grades and admission tests has been investigated by meta-analyses and large-scale studies at least in the United States, less is known about noncognitive predictors of academic success. The present meta-analysis investigates the impact of the Big

Sabrina Trapmann; Benedikt Hell; Jan-Oliver W. Hirn; Heinz Schuler

2007-01-01

448

Why Are Academic Summer Programmes For Gifted Youngsters So Successful?  

Microsoft Academic Search

From the analysis of feed-backs from participants, instructors, and teachers at the home schools as well as from non-reactive measures and evaluative studies the specific features of academic summer programmes are pointed out which are essen- tial for their positive and sustaining effects. 1. Some quotes \\

Harald WAGNER

449

Successful Strategies for Improving Operating Room Efficiency at Academic Institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this prospective study, we evaluated the etiology of operating room (OR) delays in an academic institution, examined the impact of multidisciplinary strategies to improve OR efficiency, and established OR timing benchmarks for use in future OR efficiency studies. OR times and delay etiologies were collected for 94 cases during the initial phase of the study. Timing data and delay

Frank J. Overdyk; Susan C. Harvey; Richard L. Fishman; Ford Shippey

1998-01-01

450

Third Graders' Performance Predictions: Calibration Deflections and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on third grade pupils' (9 to 10 years old) ability to predict their performance in a given task and on the correspondence between the accuracy and adequacy of the predictions on the one hand, and the academic achievement on the other. The study involved 713 pupils from 29 Estonian schools. The pupils' performance predictions…

Ots, Aivar

2013-01-01

451

Minority nursing student success: A grounded theory case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a dramatic increase in the nation's racial and ethnic minority populations over recent years. This increase is placing a higher demand on the health care industry to provide culturally competent care to these diverse populations. This challenge is met with yet another problem as the nation faces a critical shortage of nurses, particularly minority nurses. This shortage is only expected to worsen over the next several years. As schools of nursing across the country are being asked to increase the number of nursing program graduates, specifically minorities, they are confronted with a double edged sword as retention rates are decreasing, and attrition rates are increasing. This is particularly troublesome when many racial and ethnic minority nursing students do not graduate. This qualitative study was implemented to assess and understand the perceived educational experiences of racial and ethnic minority nursing students enrolled in a rural community college nursing program on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Eight voluntary nursing students who identified themselves as either a racial or ethnic minority participated in the study. Data were collected by: individual audio-taped interview sessions; audio-taped focus group sessions; and documentation of field notes. Participants also provided demographic information and were asked to provide a brief written response to a scenario regarding increasing the recruitment and retention rates of minority nursing students. All data were analyzed utilizing the constant comparative method. Results of the study revealed six different themes: personal support systems and peer relationships; college services and academic resources; faculty support; cultural understanding versus cultural insensitivity; personal attributes of self-efficacy/advice for future nursing students; and suggestions for college and nursing program improvement. After the major themes were examined one central theme, a grounded theory, was born. The theory proposes that when the minority nursing student bridges his or her personal attributes of self-efficacy with some or all identified support systems, this may be a conduit to fostering success in obtaining their educational goals as long as the resources are available, and a caring environment is present.

Mister, Brenda J.

452

STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE -$15.50/ACADEMIC YEAR Student Name: _________________________________________________________WSU ID #: ___________________________  

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STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE - $15.50/ACADEMIC YEAR Student Name in person or via US mail with payment of $15.50 to: Office of Student Affairs, WSU Spokane, PO Box 1495 of $15.50 to the Student Affairs office (SAC 130) in person or via US mail. When authenticated

Collins, Gary S.

453

Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than 3 million students study outside their home country, primarily at a Western university. A common belief among educators\\u000a is that international students are insufficiently adjusted to higher education in their host country, both academically and\\u000a socially. Furthermore, several groups of international students experience considerable amounts of stress while adapting to\\u000a the culture of the host-institute. Several researchers argue

Bart Rienties; Simon Beausaert; Therese Grohnert; Susan Niemantsverdriet; Piet Kommers

454

Student supports: developmental education and other academic programs.  

PubMed

Low rates of college completion are a major problem in the United States. Less than 60 percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, and at some colleges, the graduation rate is less than 10 percent. Additionally, many students enter higher education ill-prepared to comprehend college-level course material. Some estimates suggest that only one-third of high school graduates finish ready for college work; the proportion is even lower among older students. Colleges have responded to the poor preparation of incoming students by placing approximately 35 to 40 percent of entering freshmen into remedial or developmental courses, along with providing academic supports such as summer bridge programs, learning communities, academic counseling, and tutoring, as well as student supports such as financial aid and child care. Eric Bettinger, Angela Boatman, and Bridget Terry Long describe the role, costs, and impact of these college remediation and academic support programs. According to a growing body of research, the effects of remedial courses are considerably nuanced. The courses appear to help or hinder students differently by state, institution, background, and academic preparedness. The mixed findings from earlier research have raised questions ranging from whether remedial programs, on average, improve student academic outcomes to which types of programs are most effective. Administrators, practitioners, and policy makers are responding by redesigning developmental courses and searching for ways to implement effective remediation programs more broadly. In addition, recent research suggests that colleges may be placing too many students into remedial courses unnecessarily, suggesting the need for further examining the placement processes used to assign students to remedial courses. The authors expand the scope of remediation research by discussing other promising areas of academic support commonly offered by colleges, including advising, tutoring, and mentoring programs, as well as supports that target the competing responsibilities of students, namely caring for dependents and balancing employment with schoolwork. They conclude that the limited resources of institutions and equally limited funds of students make it imperative for postsecondary institutions to improve student academic supports and other services. PMID:25522647

Bettinger, Eric P; Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry

2013-01-01

455

Judgments of self-perceived academic competence and their differential impact on students’ achievement motivation, learning approach, and academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using path analysis, the present study focuses on the development of a model describing the impact of four judgments of self-perceived\\u000a academic competence on higher education students’ achievement goals, learning approach, and academic performance. Results\\u000a demonstrate that academic self-efficacy, self-efficacy for self-regulated learning, academic self-concept, and perceived level\\u000a of understanding are conceptually and empirically distinct self-appraisals of academic competence which

Johan Ferla; Martin Valcke; Gilberte Schuyten

2010-01-01

456

The relationship between the social management of emotional intelligence and academic performance among medical students.  

PubMed

Positive social interaction with peers was said to facilitate cognitive and intellectual development leading to good academic performance. There was paucity of published data on the effect of social management (SM) emotional intelligence (EI) on academic performance. We conducted this study to examine their relationship in the undergraduate medical students in a public medical school in Malaysia. This was a cross-sectional study using the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) to measure the SM. The first and final year medical students were invited to participate. Students answered a paper-based demography questionnaire and completed the online MSCEIT in privacy. Independent predictors were identified using multivariate analyses. A total of 163 (84?first year and 79?final year) medical students completed the study (at a response rate of 66.0%). SM score (B?=?-.10 95% CI -.175 to -.015, p?=?.021) was significantly related to the continuous assessment (CA) marks (adjusted R(2)?=?.45, F13,137?=?10.26, p?academic success in undergraduate medical students. A different collection of social skills and SM EI could be constructive towards academic achievement in medical schools. PMID:24773524

Chew, Boon-How; Md Zain, Azhar; Hassan, Faezah

2015-03-01

457

The effect of graphic organizers on students' attitudes and academic performance in undergraduate general biology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High attrition among undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors has led national and business leaders in the United States to call for both research and educational reform within the collegiate STEM classrooms. Included among suggestions for reform are ideas to improve retention of first-year students and to improve critical thinking and depth of knowledge, instead of covering large quantities of materials. Past research on graphic organizers suggest these tools assist students in learning information and facilitate conceptual and critical thinking. Despite their widespread use in high school science departments, collegiate humanities departments, and even medical schools, their use is considerably less prevalent in the undergraduate biology classroom. In addition to their lack of use, little research has been conducted on their academic benefits in the collegiate classroom. Based on national calls for improving retention among undergraduate STEM majors and research suggesting that academic success during an individual first major's related course highly determine if that individual will continue on in their intended major, the researcher of this dissertation chose to conduct research on an introductory general biology class. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, the research in this dissertation examines the effectiveness of graphic organizers in promoting academic success and also examines their influence on student attitudes. This research is grounded in the theories of constructivism and cognitive load theory. Constructivism suggests that individuals must build their knowledge from their personal experiences, while the cognitive load theory recognizes the limited nature of one's working memory and suggests that instructional practices minimize cognitive overload. The results of this dissertation suggest that the use of graphic organizers in an undergraduate general biology classroom can increase students' academic success when the cognitive load is high; however, when the instructors make effort to reduce cognitive load, while providing the students an opportunity to participate in metacognitive activities and to engage their germane working memory, graphic organizers do not provide an additional benefit to the students.

Cleveland, Lacy

458

Dyslexic Students: Success Factors for Support in a Learning Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines possible success factors when developing technical solutions for dyslexic students. Findings in the literature, in a web survey answered by students and in the experiences from the development process at the Medical Faculty Library, Lund University, were used to find out potential success factors and difficulties. The…

Bjorklund, Maria

2011-01-01

459

Academic Self-Concept and Academic Achievement of African American Students Transitioning from Urban to Rural Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement in African American students who have experienced geographic mobility was the focus of this study. Specifically, this study used quantitative methods to assess African American students from counties in Iowa to obtain information about the students' relocation from urban to…

Bacon, La Shawn Catrice

2011-01-01

460

College Satisfaction and Academic Success. Final Report Presented to PAREA, Spring 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We evaluated students' satisfaction with aspects of college life and its relation to grades and retention. We compared scores of males and females as well of students with and without disabilities. We also explored the relationship between personal and college related obstacles and facilitators, on the one hand, and satisfaction and academic

Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine; Havel, Alice

2011-01-01

461

Classroom Characters Coach Students to Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problem solving, introduced in every grade and practiced throughout elementary school, is an essential foundation on which students build their understanding of mathematical ideas, operations, and relationships. This article discusses 1-2-3 Time, an instructional mode that promotes multimodal math learning in ways that engage and sustain students'…

Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon

2010-01-01

462

Classroom Management for Successful Student Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that inquiry-based activities increase student interest and motivation. Describes classroom management problems teachers may encounter in inquiry teaching. Outlines numerous ways to avoid or reduce the severity of problems by rearranging desks, dividing groups according to reading level and language skills, and by addressing student

Baker, William P.; Lang, Michael; Lawson, Anton E.

2002-01-01

463

Maximizing Student Success with Differentiated Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students tend to comprehend little and lose focus of classroom instruction when their teachers fail to use instructional strategies that match students' learning styles. Differentiated instruction can alleviate or eliminate this disengagement. This article describes a case involving a child having difficulty learning and shows how…

Morgan, Hani

2014-01-01

464

Student Agency: Success, Failure, and Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in urban under-resourced schools are often disengaged from the curriculum. Distributing voice (agency) to them would seem an obvious counter to their alienation, allowing them to be co-constructors rather than objects of their education. Beyond being pragmatically sound, student agency is, arguably, a psychological and moral imperative.…

Goodman, Joan F.; Eren, Nimet Suheyla

2013-01-01

465

Facing Reality: What are Doctoral Students' Chances for Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Doctoral education in the United States had been scrutinized because of high-attrition rates reported as an average of 50 percent. Emerging from Lovitts (2001), this research examined students' attendance at Mock Orals (MO) and its relationship to their academic and social integration, cognitive maps, goals, rates of attrition, and retention in a…

Church, Sarah Elizabeth

2009-01-01

466

Reading First: Student Achievement, Teacher Empowerment, National Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication highlights the Reading First program as the academic cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act, and cites state achievement data indicating that Reading First students from nearly every grade and subgroup have made gains in reading proficiency. Restoration of full funding for the program has been requested for Fiscal Year 2009.

US Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

467

Using Neural Networks to Predict MBA Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Predicting MBA student performance for admission decisions is crucial for educational institutions. This paper evaluates the ability of three different models--neural networks, logit, and probit to predict MBA student performance in graduate programs. The neural network technique was used to classify applicants into successful and marginal student

Naik, Bijayananda; Ragothaman, Srinivasan

2004-01-01

468

Satisfaction and Success of University Students in Transfer Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to identify variables associated with student success in and satisfaction with transfer to the University of Alberta (UA) from other postsecondary institutions in Alberta. A sample of 383 students who attended Alberta colleges before registering at UA were surveyed, and 10 additional transfer students were interviewed…

Vaala, Leslie D.

469

Student Success: The Newsletter for Higher Education Professionals, November 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Educational Policy Institute's (EPI's) quarterly publication on issues relating to student success. This issue contains: (1) Opening Shots (Watson Scott Swail); (2) Deconstructing Student Departure: Lessons from Research on Canadian Community College Students (Peter Dietsche); (3) Interview with John Gardner; (4) A Story of a First-Gen: 21…

Online Submission, 2007

2007-01-01

470

Student Engagement and Success in the Large Astronomy 101 Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The large auditorium classroom presents unique challenges to maintaining student engagement. During the fall 2012 semester, I adopted several specific strategies for increasing student engagement and reducing anonymity with the goal of maximizing student success in the large class. I measured attendance and student success in two classes, one with 300 students and one with 42, but otherwise taught as similarly as possible. While the students in the large class probably did better than they would have in a traditional lecture setting, attendance was still significantly lower in the large class, resulting in lower student success than in the small control class by all measures. I will discuss these results and compare to classes in previous semesters, including other small classes and large Distance Education classes conducted live over remote television link.

Jensen, J. B.

2014-07-01

471

Survey of Academic Writing Tasks Required of Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to define the academic writing skills required of beginning undergraduate and graduate students, a survey of needed academic writing skills was completed by faculty in 190 academic departments at 34 American and Canadian universities with high foreign student enrollments. At the graduate level, six academic disciplines with relatively…

Bridgeman, Brent; Carlson, Sybil

472

Standards of Academic Progress: Changes in Student Outcomes since 1994. Information Capsule 99-06C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report provides a historical perspective of the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) performance and compares changes in fall term 1994 and fall term 1998 at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). The Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) monitor student academic performance in order to identify students in need of academic intervention. Two…

Baldwin, Anne

473

NUMBER: STAF 6.28 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support  

E-print Network

of these goals. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity1 NUMBER: STAF 6.28 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support SUBJECT: Academic as not giving complete autonomy to any sector of the academic community but promotes a community approach

Almor, Amit

474

A Religious Experience? Personal, Parental, and Peer Religiosity and the Academic Success of Sexual-Minority Youth Using Nationally Representative Samples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using nationally representative transcript data, this study is the first to include a discussion of religiosity in the context of sexual-minority students' academic achievement. This study examines the issue in three capacities: first, by comparing school success of sexual-minority youth to a non-sexual-minority reference group; second, by…

Gottfried, Michael A.; Polikoff, Morgan S.

2012-01-01

475

Academic Access: Information for Student Veterans  

E-print Network

their aptitude and effort. ACADEMIC OPTIONS INCLUDE: Extra time on tests in a quiet room Notetaker Use listening to a lecture? Have difficulty finishing tests in the time given? Read textbooks for hours or turn-in assignments on time? Feel like you are always behind despite your best efforts? Regret how

Buehrer, R. Michael

476

Success in everyday physics: The role of personality and academic variables  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Two studies examined students' intuitive physics ability and characteristics associated with physics competence. In Study 1, although many students did well on a physics quiz, more than 25% of students performed below levels predicted by chance. Better performance on the physics quiz was related to physics grades, highest level of math taken, and students' perceived scholastic competence, but was not related to a number of other hypothesized personality variables. Study 2 further explored personality and academic variables and also examined students' awareness of their own physics ability. Results indicate that the personality variables were again unrelated to ability, but narcissism may be related to subjects' estimates of knowledge. Also, academic variables and how important students think it is to understand the physical world are related to both measured and estimated physics proficiency.

Norvilitis, Jill; Reid, Howard; Norvilitis, Bret

2005-11-23

477

Exploring academic procrastination among Turkish students: possible gender differences in prevalence and reasons.  

PubMed

The authors examined the prevalence of and reasons, or excuses, for academic procrastination as a function of gender and academic grade level. In Study 1, a factor analysis of responses by 203 Turkish undergraduate students to an academic procrastination measure provided evidence of reliability and validity for the revised scale. In Study 2,784 students (363 women, 421 men; M age = 20.6 years, SD age = 1.74 years) completed the validated Turkish Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students. The results were that 52% of students self-reported frequent academic procrastination, with male students reporting more frequent procrastination on academic tasks than female students. Significantly more female students than male students reported greater academic procrastination because of fear of failure and laziness; male students reported more academic procrastination as a result of risk taking and rebellion against control than did female students. PMID:19425360

Ozer, Bilge Uzun; Demir, Ayhan; Ferrari, Joseph R

2009-04-01

478

Intervention strategies in the academic and career development of at-risk undergraduate students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study had two primary purposes: (a) to learn more about the experiences and perceptions of students in science-related fields that have been placed on academic probation or academic warning, and (b) to learn about the impact of a course-based combined cognitive and career intervention on students' grade point averages, learning and study skills, and career decision-making self-efficacy. Participants (N=21) were second- to fourth-year students in a science-related faculty who were currently on academic probation (i.e., successfully appealed their 'required to withdraw' status due to unsatisfactory standing) or academic warning (those with marginal academic standing) and completed an intervention course. A matched-peer group of students from the previous academic year when the course was not available comprised the control group. Quantitative data collection included pre-, post-, and follow-up measures of participants' grade point averages (GPAs), scores on the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), and the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (CDMSE). Qualitative data collection included semi-structured interviews with a subset of the participants (N=13) as well as a pre-course questionnaire and the qualitative course evaluation. A repeated-measures ANCOVA showed no difference between the at-risk students who took the intervention course and the matched control group. Friedman results demonstrated significant increases in many subscales of the LASSI, the CDMSE, as well as the overall measure of career decision-making self-efficacy. In the qualitative findings, participants described various academic and non-academic factors that contributed to their at-risk academic standing and the majority described their experience in the course-based intervention as positive and helpful in improving their situation. The findings from this unique combined intervention approach provided a greater understanding of the experience of this often overlooked group of students, and led into a discussion of implications for theory, for education, for counselling, and for further research.

Ciccocioppo, Anna-Lisa

479

Facilitating Student Success for Entering California Community College Students: How One Institution Can Make an Impact.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the need to serve a broader and larger population of students at the community college level increases, the rate of student success is decreasing at many institutions. There is a greater need to deliver in-class and co-curricular experiences that satisfy the students currently entering college. The Student Success Project at Santa Monica…

Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.

480

The role of attributional retraining and elaborative learning in college students' academic development.  

PubMed

In the present longitudinal study, the authors examined the impact of attributional retraining (AR) techniques on academic motivation and achievement for college students who are either frequently or infrequently using elaborative learning strategies. During the 1st semester, 203 students completed an initial questionnaire assessing elaborative learning followed by 1 of 3 treatment conditions (No AR, Writing AR, Aptitude Test AR). Results indicated improvements in students' end-of-year perceptions of control, success, and emotions, as well as course-specific and overall academic performance for those receiving either AR format, with "high elaborators" showing higher levels on these measures than "low elaborators." The authors discussed the importance of elaborative and attributional processes underlying the effectiveness of the AR treatment and the potential utility of individualized AR techniques in the college classroom. PMID:15565827

Hall, Nathan C; Hladkyj, Steven; Perry, Raymond P; Ruthig, Joelle C

2004-12-01

481

Predicting success for college students enrolled in an online, lab-based, biology course for non-majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Online education has exploded in popularity. While there is ample research on predictors of traditional college student success, little research has been done on effective methods of predicting student success in online education. In this study, a number of demographic variables including GPA, ACT, gender, age and others were examined to determine what, if any, role they play in successfully predicting student success in an online, lab-based biology for non-majors course. Within course variables such as participation in specific categories of assignment and frequency of online visits were also examined. Groups of students including Native American/Non-Native American and Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives and others were also examined to determine if overall course success differed significantly. Good predictors of online success were found to be GPA, ACT, previous course experience and frequency of online visits with the course materials. Additionally, students who completed more of the online assignments within the course were more successful. Native American and Non-Native American students were found to differ in overall course success significantly as well. Findings indicate student academic background, previous college experience and time spent with course materials are the most important factors in course success. Recommendations include encouraging enrollment advisors to advise students about the importance of maintaining high academic levels, previous course experience and spending time with course materials may impact students' choices for online courses. A need for additional research in several areas is indicated, including Native American and Non-Native American differences. A more detailed examination of students' previous coursework would also be valuable. A study involving more courses, a larger number of students and surveys from faculty who teach online courses would help improve the generalizability of the conclusions.

Foster, Regina

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The relationships among student academic and behavior characteristics, instructional strategies, teacher efficacy and student referral rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among student academic and behavior characteristics, instructional strategies, and teacher efficacy on teachers' decisions to refer at-risk students to a Child Study Team (CST). Three hundred six students and 71 teachers from two elementary schools in a large, urban public school system participated in the study.The CST referral packets for

Shari Sue Dukes

1999-01-01

483

Emotional intelligence and academic success: examining the transition from high school to university  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition from high school to university was used as the context for examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement. During the first month of classes 372 first-year full-time students at a small Ontario university completed the short form of the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i:Short). At the end of the academic year the EQ-i:Short data was matched with

James D. A. Parker; Laura J. Summerfeldt; Marjorie J. Hogan; Sarah A. Majeski

2004-01-01

484

Student Success: A Descriptive Analysis of Hispanic Students and Engagement at a Midwest Hispanic-Serving Institution  

E-print Network

. In addition, this research reviewed the relationship between Hispanic student success and student engagement. Student engagement is commonly linked to student success and can help researchers learn how NEIU Hispanic students are succeeding or not succeeding...

Mercado, Claudia

2012-08-31

485

Effects of Peer Academic Reputation on Achievement in Academically At-Risk Elementary Students  

PubMed Central

Participants were 664 relatively low achieving children who were recruited into a longitudinal study when in first grade. Measures of peer academic reputation (PAR), peer acceptance, teacher-rated academic engagement and achievement, and reading and math achievement were obtained in Year 2, when the majority of students were in second grade, and 1 year later. Measures of academic self concept were obtained in Year 1 and in Year 3. As young as second grade, children’s perceptions of classmates’ academic competence are distinct from their perceptions of peers’ other social and behavioral characteristics. SEM analyses found that Year 2 PAR predicted Year 3 teacher-rated academic engagement and reading (but not math) achievement test scores, above the effects of prior scores on these outcomes and other covariates. Furthermore, the effect of PAR on academic engagement and achievement was partially mediated by the effect of PAR on children’s academic self concept. Implications of these findings for educational practice and future research are discussed. PMID:19617931

Hughes, Jan N.; Dyer, Nicole; Luo, Wen; Kwok, Oi-Man

2008-01-01

486

Self-Regulation of Learning and Academic Delay of Gratification: Gender and Ethnic Differences Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Self-regulated learners engage in self-generated thoughts, actions, and feelings while pursuing academic goals. The most successful learners use appropriate learning strategies and maintain high levels of motivation. Few studies on the self-regulation of learning have examined individual differences such as gender and ethnicity among college students. The study examined gender and ethnic differences in the relationships between academic performance, self-regulation,

Héfer Bembenutty

2007-01-01

487

Influence of student learning experience on academic performance: the mediator and moderator effects of self-regulation and motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the mediator and moderator roles of self-regulation and motivation constructs in the relationship between learning experience and academic success. Self-reported measures of learning experience, self-regulation and motivation were obtained from 384 undergraduate students from a university in Hong Kong. Structural equation modelling indicated that self-regulation and motivation fully mediated the learning experience—academic performance relation. In addition, hierarchical

Hoi Kwan Ning; Kevin Downing

2012-01-01

488

Can learning style predict student satisfaction with different instruction methods and academic achievement in medical education?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The curriculum of our medical school has a hybrid structure including both traditional training (lectures) and problem-based learning (PBL) applications. The purpose of this study was to determine the learning styles of our medical students and investigate the relation of learning styles with each of satisfaction with different instruction methods and academic achievement in them. This study was carried out with the participation of 170 first-year medical students (the participation rate was 91.4%). The researchers prepared sociodemographic and satisfaction questionnaires to determine the characteristics of the participants and their satisfaction levels with traditional training and PBL. The Kolb learning styles inventory was used to explore the learning styles of the study group. The participants completed all forms at the end of the first year of medical education. Indicators of academic achievement were scores of five theoretical block exams and five PBL exams performed throughout the academic year of 2008Â?2009. The majority of the participants took part in the Â?divergingÂ? (n = 84, 47.7%) and Â?assimilatingÂ? (n = 73, 41.5%) groups. Numbers of students in the Â?convergingÂ? and Â?accommodatingÂ? groups were 11 (6.3%) and 8 (4.5%), respectively. In all learning style groups, PBL satisfaction scores were significantly higher than those of traditional training. Exam scores for Â?PBL and traditional trainingÂ? did not differ among the four learning styles. In logistic regression analysis, learning style (assimilating) predicted student satisfaction with traditional training and success in theoretical block exams. Nothing predicted PBL satisfaction and success. This is the first study conducted among medical students evaluating the relation of learning style with student satisfaction and academic achievement. More research with larger groups is needed to generalize our results. Some learning styles may relate to satisfaction with and achievement in some instruction methods.

2010-10-01

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Pluralistic Ignorance among Student-Athlete Populations: A Factor in Academic Underperformance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is well documented that student-athletes underperform academically. Some researchers have suggested that this underperformance is because student-athletes lack motivation in academic endeavors. In contrast, we find that most student-athletes hold positive private attitudes towards academic achievement, but also believe that their peers do not.…

Levine, Joshua; Etchison, Sara; Oppenheimer, Daniel M.

2014-01-01

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Academic Handbook, Appeals, Graduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2011 02  

E-print Network

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Graduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2011 02 Graduate Student Academic Appeals Effective July 1, 2008, the Faculty of Graduate Studies became the School of Graduate February 2011: GRADUATE STUDENT APPEALS OF ACADEMIC DECISIONS (S.03-077b, S.10-94, S.10-115, S.11

Denham, Graham

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Students' Perceptions of Parental and Teacher Academic Involvement: Consequences on Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined whether students' perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students' achievement goals adoption. French junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental…

Regner, Isabelle; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence

2009-01-01

492

Helping Students Meet the Challenges of Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares strategies that educators can use to assist students in meeting the challenges of academic writing more effectively. In order to foreground an understanding of struggling writers, the text begins with a brief review of composition theory and history related to basic writers and identity. It goes on to examine classroom…

Fernsten, Linda A.; Reda, Mary

2011-01-01

493

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a direct correlation between the variables of teacher job satisfaction and student academic achievement (Brookover & Lezotte, 1979; Mertler, 2002; Wynne, 1980). One would assume that schools that are not making AYP are doing everything possible to be removed from this status. One may also hypothesize that teacher job satisfaction is…

Knox, Jeffrey A.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr.

2013-01-01

494

Motivational Systems Theory and the Academic Performance of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the validity of the Motivational Systems Theory (MST) as a measure of performance of college students pursuing business degrees and the level of academic performance attained across gender and race lines. This goal is achieved by investigating the relationships between motivational strategies, biological factors, responsive…

Campbell, Michael M.

2007-01-01

495

Information Resource Selection of Undergraduate Students in Academic Search Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study aims to investigate the selection of information sources and to identify factors associated with the resource selection of undergraduate students for academic search tasks. Also, user perceptions of some factors, such as credibility, usefulness, accessibility and familiarity, were examined to classify resources by their…

Lee, Jee Yeon; Paik, Woojin; Joo, Soohyung

2012-01-01

496

Students’ use of asynchronous discussions for academic discourse socialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our universities are becoming increasingly diverse at the same time as online asynchronous discussions (OADs) are emerging as the most important forum for computer mediated communication (CMC) in distance education. But there is shortage of studies that explore how graduate students from different ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds use OADs for academic discourse socialization. This article discusses a qualitative study

Gulbahar H. Beckett; Kelvin S. Beckett

2010-01-01

497

Improving the Quality of Students' Academic Writing: An Intervention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intervention aimed at improving academic writing--in particular, synthesis writing - was conducted with 52 undergraduate students of psychology of the University of Padua (Italy). Before and after the intervention, which lasted 12 weeks, participants were administered a questionnaire on beliefs about writing and a synthesis writing task. During…

Boscolo, Pietro; Arfe, Barbara; Quarisa, Mara

2007-01-01

498

Academic Experiences of War-Zone Students in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined educational outcomes and experiences of late adolescent immigrant students who entered the Canadian educational system following residence in global war-zone regions or areas of extreme civil unrest. Data from a Statistics Canada data-set of 18- to 20-year-old respondents (N = 658) were used to compare the academic

Stermac, Lana; Elgie, Susan; Clarke, Allyson; Dunlap, Hester

2012-01-01

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College Health Professionals and Academic Librarians: Collaboration for Student Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College health professionals must find new ways of educating students on finding and evaluating consumer health information, specifically in the online environment. Librarians are trained as information professionals; however, librarians at general academic libraries are not taking a lead role in providing consumer health information. Objective:…

Hallyburton, Ann; Kolenbrander, Nancy; Robertson, Carolyn

2008-01-01

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Student Rights Associated with Disciplinary and Academic Hearings and Sanctions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines whether students have due process rights associated with disciplinary and academic hearings. Constitutional challenges, case law, and the requirements of due process are discussed. Suggestions are made for procedures a school should follow to fulfill the requirements of due process.

La Roche, Claire R.

2005-01-01