ERIC Number: ED484786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 4
School-Level Benefits of Using PLAN Over Time. Research Report Series 2005-01
Williams, Natasha J.; Noble, Julie P.
This study investigated school-level benefits of using the PLAN program over time. Outcome variables included the average gain in ACT Assessment scores, the proportion of students whose ACT scores achieved college readiness benchmarks, and the proportion of students who took particular patterns of college preparatory coursework in high school. Schools were the unit of analysis and were divided into four categories of PLAN participation. Over time, schools that consistently tested all of their sophomores with PLAN had increases in average ACT Composite scores .31 units higher than the average increases of schools that did not use PLAN. Schools that used PLAN also typically had greater positive increases than PLAN non-users with respect to the other outcome variables. Moreover, gains in the outcome variables increased with the number of years schools tested all of their sophomores.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA