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Catering To The Common Denominator: An Alternative Perspective On Measuring College Academic Achievement And Performance, Jibin Joseph May 2019

Catering To The Common Denominator: An Alternative Perspective On Measuring College Academic Achievement And Performance, Jibin Joseph

Undergraduate Economic Review

This study focuses on colleges offering B.A. Economics (H) in Delhi University and divides students into 3 distinct groups, based on their GPA, namely high performers, poor performers and the average. By proving that the average form the majority in all instances, I measure the capability of colleges to motivate the same to perform better. To do so, I propose a framework that captures the movement of students between the established groups over two years (i.e. 4 semesters). Furthermore, I enunciate that the high dispersion, not only between but within colleges, points towards an institutional inefficiency, suggesting unequal ...


A Critical Exploratory Analysis Of Black Girls' Achievement In 8th Grade U.S. History, Jemimah Lea Young, Marquita D. Foster, Donna M. Druery Dec 2018

A Critical Exploratory Analysis Of Black Girls' Achievement In 8th Grade U.S. History, Jemimah Lea Young, Marquita D. Foster, Donna M. Druery

Middle Grades Review

The purpose of this study was to utilize an ethnically homogeneous design to examine Black female student U.S. History content-specific knowledge. The study aims to elucidate the importance of single-group analyses as an alternative to between-group comparative designs. The present study utilized a critical, quantitative, descriptive research design to examine the achievement of Black girls in U.S. History from a strength-based and growth-focused perspective. The study contributes to the literature on Black girls’ achievement by applying a quantitative approach to intersectional research. This study utilized two subsamples of Black 8th grade girls from the 2006 and 2010 ...


Rising Out Of The Gap: Early Adolescent Black Males And Academic Success, Eartha M. Hackett Phd, Joseph G. Ponterotto Phd, Akane Zusho Phd, Margo A. Jackson Phd Oct 2018

Rising Out Of The Gap: Early Adolescent Black Males And Academic Success, Eartha M. Hackett Phd, Joseph G. Ponterotto Phd, Akane Zusho Phd, Margo A. Jackson Phd

The Qualitative Report

This qualitative inquiry examined the lived experiences of 14 high-achieving, eighth-grade, Black males in three inner city middle schools. Anchored in a social constructivist paradigm, this study focused on factors that influence the educational experiences of early adolescent Black males. Participant selection was based on state test scores, GPA, and SES; data were collected by classroom observation and semi-structured interviews. Six themes and twenty-two subthemes related to factors which promote achievement and the meaning of achievement were found. Results show that high achieving students were motivated to excel, in part, by striving to counter negative assumptions about Black males. Participants ...


Scholastic Liberation: Schools' Impact On African American Academic Achievement, Aaron M. Johnson Aug 2018

Scholastic Liberation: Schools' Impact On African American Academic Achievement, Aaron M. Johnson

Language Arts Journal of Michigan

This article addresses some of the factors that contribute to low achievement observed in African American students. It is common that either schools or school districts are unable to fix the problem or they are unaware about how the beliefs and attitudes about African American students can contribute to their low performance in school. Furthermore, this article encourages school institutions to examine themselves and change school environments to align to the identities of African American students. African American students must be liberated from negative assumptions about them and to do that, individuals and the institution of school as a whole ...


Black Males In The College Classroom: A Quantitative Analysis Of Student Athlete – Faculty Interactions, Eddie Comeaux Jul 2016

Black Males In The College Classroom: A Quantitative Analysis Of Student Athlete – Faculty Interactions, Eddie Comeaux

Challenge

Few scholars have examined the social and academic environmental influence on college student-athletes. This study explored the relationship between Black male student-athletes and faculty and the impact of specific forms of student athlete-faculty interaction on academic achievement. Data are drawn from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s 2000 Freshman Survey and 2004 Follow-Up Survey. The sample includes 739 Black football and basketball players attending predominantly White institutions. The findings provided evidence that the impact of the contact is to some extent contingent upon the specific nature of the interaction for Black male student-athletes. For example, faculty who provided encouragement for ...


What Works? A Qualitative Examination Of The Factors Related To The Academic Success Of African American Males At A Predominantly White College In The South, Ray V. Robertson, Danielle Mason Jun 2016

What Works? A Qualitative Examination Of The Factors Related To The Academic Success Of African American Males At A Predominantly White College In The South, Ray V. Robertson, Danielle Mason

Challenge

Our study examined the factors related to the retention/academic success of African American males at a mid-sized, regional, predominantly white university in the south. The selected university has an African American male graduation rate, of approximately twenty-three percent, which is thirteen percentage points below the national Black male average. Feagin’s (1998) theory of cumulative discrimination was used to analyze in-depth interview responses from fifteen African American males who were selected using convenience sampling.


An Examination Of The Effects Of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation And Parental Involvement On Male Academic Behaviors, Simone Travis O'Bryan, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Marvin P. Dawkins Jun 2016

An Examination Of The Effects Of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation And Parental Involvement On Male Academic Behaviors, Simone Travis O'Bryan, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Marvin P. Dawkins

Challenge

Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The conceptual model was tested using multiple regression and path analysis. Results indicate that 10th grade varsity sport is a significant positive predictor of 12th grade college-bound behaviors, net antecedent model variables (including SES and prior achievement). Additionally, African American parents are significantly more involved with their sons than ...


Onset Of Hearing Loss, Gender And Self Concept As Determinants Of Academic Achievements In English Language Of Students With Hearing Disability In Oyo State, Nigeria, J. Abiola Ademokoya, B. A. Shittu Sep 2007

Onset Of Hearing Loss, Gender And Self Concept As Determinants Of Academic Achievements In English Language Of Students With Hearing Disability In Oyo State, Nigeria, J. Abiola Ademokoya, B. A. Shittu

Essays in Education

Since every class of students with hearing disability is always a heterogeneous one, the need for establishing relationship between some intrinsic factors in these students and their academic achievements becomes very imperative. This study therefore examined the influence of onset of hearing loss, gender and self concept on their academic performance in English language. 100 Senior Secondary School class III students with hearing disability were purposively selected to participate in the study. The study also raised 3 hypotheses to ascertain relationships between onset of hearing loss, gender, and self concept and English language achievement. Instruments such as the self concept ...


Parental Involvement Unlocks Children’S Educational Potential, Christine Seda Jan 2007

Parental Involvement Unlocks Children’S Educational Potential, Christine Seda

Essays in Education

To succeed in any profession, one must thoroughly research the nature of the profession itself as well as its interactions with other components of society. A decision to enter the teaching profession must also follow this methodology. One question that deserves further investigation can be phrased as, “Is parental involvement in the schools positively correlated to student achievement, and if so, then what can be done to facilitate this involvement?”

Throughout the history of the United States, the positive and negative impacts of parental involvement in the schools have been widely debated. In the twentieth century, however, this debate entered ...


Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence, Parental Involvement And Academic Achievement Of Secondary School Students In Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyesojl A. Aremu, Adeyinka Tella, Adedeji Tella Sep 2006

Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence, Parental Involvement And Academic Achievement Of Secondary School Students In Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyesojl A. Aremu, Adeyinka Tella, Adedeji Tella

Essays in Education

This study investigated the relationship among emotional intelligence, parental involvement and academic achievement of 500 Senior Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Nigeria. The participants ranged in age between 14 and 18 years (M=16.5, SD. = 1.7). Two hypotheses were tested for significance at .05 margin of error, Using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Regression Statistics. Results showed that both emotional intelligence and parental involvement could predict academic achievement. Similarly, there were significant positive relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement; and between parental involvement and academic achievement .The implications of these results for academic are discussed.