ERIC Number: ED212682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Highly Able Students Who Did Not Go To College. Contractor Report.
Burkheimer, Graham J.; Jaffe, Jay
The data collected from the in-school and three follow-up surveys of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 have been merged and processed. Results are being presented in a series of reports designed to highlight selected findings in educational, career, and occupational development. This report focuses on students who were in the top quarter of their graduating class in academic ability but who had not entered college four and one-half years after high school graduation. In particular, the report presents information about the potential reasons for nonattendance and the current activity states of these highly able students. For comparison purposes, results are also presented for those of other ability levels. Study findings indicate that the effects on and of college attendance are basically similar for all ability levels. Where differences exist, they are quantitative rather than qualitative, suggesting that similar factors affect and are affected by college attendance but that they operate and are operated upon to a different extent for the highly able student. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aspiration, College Attendance, Comparative Analysis, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Noncollege Bound Students, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972