Student Success Modeling

Student Success Modeling

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qThis book focuses on one of the key questions in education: What determines a student's success? Based on twenty years of work on student success, Ray Padilla here presents two related models he has developed that both provide a framework for understanding success, and indicate how it can be enhanced and replicated. The research and theory that inform his models are covered in detail. Rather than focusing on the reasons for failure or drop-out, his approach focuses on understanding the factors that account for student success and that enable many students, some of them under the most challenging circumstances, to complete all program requirements and graduate. The models provide schools and colleges with an analytical tool to uncover the reasons for student success so that they can develop strategies and practices that will enable more students to emulate their successful peers. They address the characteristics of the students - such as motivation and engagement, the ability to surmount barriers, and persistence - and similarly surface the characteristics of teachers, the educational institution, its resources, and the contexts in which all these factors interact. The process provides administrators with a clear and appropriate strategy for action at the level of each individual unit or subpopulation. The book demonstrates how the models have been applied in settings as diverse as a minority high school, a community college, and a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and for such purposes as comparing a high-performing and non-high-performing elementary school.q--Cover.The Nationa#39;s Report Card, more formally known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), is a ... their readiness to handle the reading requirements for typical credit-bearing first-year college coursework (ACT, 2006).

Title:Student Success Modeling
Author: Raymond V. Padilla
Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLC. - 2009

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