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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
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DesJardins, Stephen L.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Donald; Chen, Jin – Review of Higher Education, 2019
There is a little information about whether and if so how student aspirations for college change over time. We introduce a conceptual model to explain how student aspirations may change over time, utilize panel methods to examine the extent to which this happens during high school, and investigate which factors are associated with such changes. We…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 11
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Clayton, Ashley B. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This multiple case study examined the experiences and practices of college advising professionals from several in-school models to help inform future policy on college advising in public high schools. The experiences of the college advising professionals were unique to the college advising initiative and high school context where the professional…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Choice, Faculty Advisers, Public Schools
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Cintina, Inna; Kana'iaupuni, Shawn Malia – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We examine GPA and timely graduation among Native Hawaiian (NH) students using a unique dataset of bachelor degree recipients from the University of Hawai'i. Our findings indicate that NHs have lower average GPA at graduation and the differences persist across the entire distribution of GPA. More troubling were the larger differences in GPA…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, STEM Education, College Students, Time to Degree
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Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Sapp, Vicki T. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
The proximity of proprietary institutions to working-class urban areas is rarely explored as a factor in Latina student college choice. Utilizing Chicana Feminism as a conceptual lens, this study explores the path of proprietary college choice for Latina high school students. Qualitative interviews and geographic data reveal how factors of race,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Proprietary Schools, College Choice
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Mendez, Julian J.; Bauman, Sheri – Review of Higher Education, 2018
This article examines factors associated with college outcomes in a migrant Latina/o college student sample enrolled in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). We also examine the relationship between CAMP services and students' academic perceptions (i.e., college academic self-efficacy, academic resilience, and school connectedness). High…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Migrant Education, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average
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Giani, Matt S. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the magnitude of disparities in the labor market outcomes of college graduates stemming from socioeconomic background varies according to institutional selectivity. The data used for the study are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics' Education Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Selective Admission, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies
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Means, Darris R.; Clayton, Ashley B.; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Baynes, Patti; Umbach, Paul D. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative case study explores the career and educational aspirations, college choice process, and college barriers and opportunities of 26 rural, African American high school students. Data included interviews with 26 students and 11 school staff members. Findings suggest that the students' rural context shapes aspirations. In addition,…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Rural Schools, High School Students, African American Students
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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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Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Don; DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian; Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Our study adds to prior work on Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars(TFCS) program by focusing on whether participating in--rather than completing--the program affects the likelihood of students going to college and where they initially enrolled. We first employ binary and multinomial logistic regression to obtain estimates of the impact of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Bound Students, Enrollment Influences, Regression (Statistics)
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Owens, Michael A. – Review of Higher Education, 2013
This article stems from a grounded theory study of leadership among urban youth. It reports the perspective of students in a college preparation program by examining how they participated in leadership. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and field observations of 20 incoming college freshmen. Students conceptualized…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Student Participation, Cooperation, Urban Youth
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Han, Seong Won – Review of Higher Education, 2011
Despite popular conceptions of the "gap year" as a time of personal enrichment, the incidence of delay between high school and college is greatest among students from socioeconomically disadvantaged families, suggesting other motivations. This article examines two explanations for socioeconomic inequalities in rates of delay: disparities in high…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Disadvantaged, Academic Aspiration, Socioeconomic Influences
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Review of Higher Education, 2010
This study regressed undergraduate grades on background traits, pre-college variables, and measures of sociocultural capital for nationally representative samples of African American and Latino male undergraduates using data from the NCES's National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88/00). Results suggest that African American and Latino males…
Descriptors: Males, Academic Achievement, Social Capital, Cultural Capital
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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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Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Governmental Structure, Merit Scholarships, Interviews
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