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Author: Kata Mihaly
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: academic, achievement, popularity, student, grades, friends
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Peer interactions have been argued to play a major role in student academic achievement. Recent work has focused on measuring the structure of peer interactions with the location of the student in their social network and has found a positive relationship between student popularity and academic achievement. Here the author ascertains the robustness of previous findings to controls for endogenous f......
Authors: Albert P. Williams, Grace M. Carter, David S. C. Chu, Sinclair B. Coleman, Adele P. Massell, C. Richard Neu, Roger L. Rasmussen, William H. Rogers
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Keywords: academic, medical, centers, programs, research, federal, biomedical, effect
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Examines, through the use of multivariate analysis, the simultaneous effects of multiple factors--including federal research programs--that affect academic medical centers.Using individual departments as a unit of analysis, research-training funds and research support grants most significantly affected enrollment and Ph.D. production.Specialty choices of medical school graduates are affected very ......
ISBN: 0788180126, 9780788180125
Author: James B. Hunt
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Keywords: education, goals, panel, national, commissioned, academic, standards, papers, implementing
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 265The National Education Goals (NEG) Panel has assembled information regarding standards implementation, especially in the areas of math and science. The papers in this volume describe how states have recently implemented their education standards, how textbooks and teaching could help students reach standards, and the resources an......
Authors: Committee On The Roles Of Academic Health Centers In The 21st Century, Linda T. Kohn, Editor
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Keywords: workshop, summary, century, centers, academic, health, roles
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Download free ebook: The Roles Of Academic Health Centers In The 21st Century: A Workshop Summary......
ISBN: 0821388061, 9780821388068
Author: Jamil Salmi
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Keywords: class, research, universities, world, making, academic, excellence, road
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Publisher: World Bank PublicationsPublished Time: World Bank PublicationsPages: 577......
ISBN: 0309100410, 9780309100410
Authors: Committee On Maximizing The Potential Of Women In Academic Science, Engineering, National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering,, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: science, engineering, workshop, report, academic, women, social, organizational, components, success, biological
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During the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Nevertheless, women do not hold academic faculty positions in numbers that commensurate with their increasing share of the S&E talent pool. The discrepancy exists at both the junior and senior faculty levels. In December 2005, the National Research Council held a workshop to explore the......
Authors: Nailing Xia, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
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Keywords: students, academic, nonacademic, outcomes, retention, review, grade, literature, retaining, effects
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Grade retention is the practice of keeping low-achieving students at the same grade level for an additional year to provide them with extra time to catch up, as opposed to social promotion, the practice of promoting students regardless of whether they have mastered the grade content. As part of an increasing emphasis on standards and accountability, many districts now use standardized test scores ......
Authors: Louis T. Mariano, Paco Martorell
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Keywords: new, york, city, retention, instruction, effects, summer, academic
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This paper examines the impacts of summer instruction and test-based grade retention under New York City's 5th grade promotion policy. The autors use a fuzzy regression discontinuity research design that involves comparing students with test scores that barely miss and barely make the treatment-assignment cutoffs. They find modest positive effects of summer instruction on 6th grade English Languag......
Author: National Research Council
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Keywords: community, summary, meeting, academic, american, social, science, challenge, soviet
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Download free ebook: Soviet Social Science:the Challenge For The American Academic Community, Summary Of A Meeting......
Authors: John F. Pane, Daniel F. Mccaffrey, Nidhi Kalra, Annie Jie Zhou
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Keywords: first, academic, year, hurricanes, louisiana, displacement, material, effects, student, supplemental
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The purpose of this document is to publish a complete tabulation of statistical model results reported in the article: Pane, J. F., D. F. McCaffrey, N. Kalra, and A. J. Zhou, “Effects of Student Displacement in Louisiana During the First Academic Year After the Hurricanes of 2005”, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Vol. 13, 2008, pp. 168-211.......
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