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Sass, Daniel A.; Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Wilkerson, Steve; Guerra, Norma; Sullivan, Jeremy – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Student retention models were tested via structural equation modeling to examine the interrelations and predictability among socioeconomic status, psychosocial, and student success variables with a sample of 445 undergraduate students attending a large Hispanic serving institution. The proposed theoretical model included socioeconomic status…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Structural Equation Models, Predictor Variables
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Cheslock, John J.; Hughes, Rodney P.; Cardelle, Rachel Frick; Heller, Donald E. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
When measuring institutional aid awards that address financial need, some researchers count all awards distributed based upon need-based criteria while other researchers count any awards that meet need. The sole use of either measure will omit key information, so we present two new measures--intentional and incidental need-meeting aid--that can be…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Financial Aid Applicants, Evaluation Criteria
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Gross, Jacob P. K.; Hossler, Don; Ziskin, Mary; Berry, Matthew S. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
The use of merit criteria in awarding institutional aid has grown considerably and, some argue, is supplanting need as the central factor in awarding aid. Concurrently, the accountability movement in higher education has placed greater emphasis on retention and graduation as indicators of institutional success and quality. In this context, this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Park, Julie J.; Becks, Ann H. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Research on inequality and high schools often focuses on inequality "within" and "between" high schools. Different high schools may have markedly different access to resources such as college counselors and Advanced Placement offerings, or inequality may exist within a high school due to tracking or other forms of…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, High School Students
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Deil-Amen, Regina; Tevis, Tenisha LaShawn – Review of Higher Education, 2010
The authors interviewed Black and Latino students from five high-poverty high schools as they attempted to make the transition into college. Their ability to exert individual agency with regard to their entrance exams and their college transition was circumscribed by the messages and behavioral norms that dominated their low-performing high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Self Efficacy, College Choice, Academic Achievement
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Ruban, Lilia M.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study examined the differential impacts of SAT scores and high school rank, college academic level, motivational variables, and self-regulatory variables in explaining variance in the academic achievement of male and female collegians using structural equation modeling and multiple groups analyses. Significantly, in light of earlier research,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Grades (Scholastic), Structural Equation Models, Scores
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study reviews and explores varying effects of college quality caused by different measures of college quality, including Barron's ratings, mean SAT scores of entering freshman class, tuition and fees, and Carnegie Classification. Data for this research come from NCES's Baccalaureate & Beyond study. Results indicate that the estimated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Colleges, College Graduates, Income
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King, Patricia M.; And Others – Review of Higher Education, 1990
Differences in critical thinking between undergraduate and graduate students in the social and mathematical sciences was investigated using multiple measures of critical thinking that reflect different types of problem structure. Educational level and academic area differences were found across measures. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Cognitive Processes, College Entrance Examinations, College Students