Authors illustrate the local struggles that young women of color at two high schools in the same school district engaged in to construct and maintain STEM-related identities in the context of their high school lives. In particular, authors focus on the local discourses and practices of the school learning environments within and against which four of the young women in the larger study engaged in STEM identity work.
Fighting for Desired Versions of a Future Self: How Young Women Negotiated STEM-Related Identities in the Discursive Landscape of Educational Opportunity
(1) What factors influence students’ interest in STEM fields of study or work? (2) Are there any significant differences in students’ responses with respect to their gender? (3) Are there any significant differences in students’ responses with respect to their grade level?
The Intersection of School Ethnic Composition and Structure: Predicting Social and Academic Outcomes Among Latino Students
Research Question 1: How is school ethnic composition, as measured by the proportion of same-ethnicity peers in a school and school ethnic diversity, related to social and academic outcomes among Latino students?
Research Question 2: Does the relation between school ethnic composition and social and academic outcomes among Latino students depend on other characteristics of the school context?
Research Question 3: Does the relation between school ethnic composition and social and academic outcomes among Latino students depend on the characteristics of students?
The authors examine ethnic variation in gender-
STEM stereotypes and STEM participation among African American and European American college students.
Supplemental Instruction: The Effect of Demographic and Academic Preparation Variables on Community College Student Academic Achievement in STEM-Related Fields
This study evaluated the influence of input and environment variables associated with participation in supplemental instruction (SI) on student achievement outcomes at a community college. In particular, the study evaluated the relationships between student demographics and academic preparation, faculty and SI member demographics, levels of participation in SI, and academic achievement.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Readiness: Ethno-Linguistic and Gender Differences in High-School Course Selection Patterns
1) What are the ethno-linguistic profiles of high school graduates that entered the ESL program in schools in British Columbia at different ages? 2) What are the determinants and correlates of Grade 12 course selecting patterns (CSP) with respect to student gender, ethno-linguistic group, academic history, grade level at entry and achievement history? 3) What student demographics increase the probability that students will choose classes that prepare them for a STEM major? 4) What are the probabilities of CSP by gender and ethnic group status?
Compositional Effects, Segregation and Test Scores: Evidence from the National Assessment of Educational Progress
How is the expected test score of an average student predicted by the economic and/or ethnic composition of her or his school?
What factors explain the achievement gap between Belgiums two major linguistic communities : French and Dutch ?
Academic Achievement Trajectories of Adolescents from Mexican and East Asian Immigrant Families in the United States
What are the growth patterns of academic achievement of adolescent students from immigrant families?
Hypothesis 1: East Asian American students will be more likely to take a commercial SAT test preparation course than any other racial/ ethnic students. Hypothesis 2: Unlike other racial/ ethnic students, high-achieving students will be more likely than low-achieving students to take a commercial SAT test preparation course among East Asian American students. Hypothesis 3: East Asian American students will benefit more from taking a commercial SAT test preparation course for SAT performance than any other racial/ ethnic students.
Ethnic Matching, School Placement, and Mathematics Achievement of African American Students from Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade
1) Do African American students perform better on mathematics achievement test when taught by an African American teacher? 2) What is the effect of African American teachers on the mathematics outcomes of African American students by gender, school poverty, percentage of minorities in school, and type of community?
- The authors seek to examine whether Flemish ethnic concentration in secondary schools has the detrimental effects on immigrant students’ performance as some claim.
- Is there an association between ethnic school composition and immigrant students’ intention to finish high school and their plans to move on to higher education?
Does the Ethnic Composition of Upper Secondary Schools Influence Educational Achievement and Attainment? A Multilevel Analysis of the Norwegian Case
The contextual effects of ethnic minorities in schools on the educational outcome of the students attending these schools.
The relationship between performance and various student and school characteristics in Bradford and Leicester.
The effects of school racial and ethnic composition on students’ academic achievement in the U.S..
Examine results of Fryer and Levitt (2004 & 2005) about patterns in the relative academic achievement of young black and white children.
Firsthand accounts of how segregation and apartheid continues in America’s inner city schools and how teachers at those schools persist against the odds.
An analysis of how tracking in the American school system and its relationship to issues of inequality and excellence affected the education of junior and senior high school students in twenty-five US schools.
Examines direct effect of classroom diversity on academic/intellectual outcomes and moderation of these by collaborative instructional approaches.
Is there evidence that charter schools are “skimming” White students?
Investigates the link between ethnic externality and ethnic neighborhoods
Impact of current tracking practices and impacts. Showing how these practices are harming millions of students and our society.
Examines the extent and impact of racial and ethnic segregation in CA HS during the 1988-1989 school years.
Faculty Desegregation Influence on Student Achievement.