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ERIC Number: ED501274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
What We Know about College Success: Using ACT Data to Inform Educational Issues. Issues in College Success
ACT, Inc.
If students are ready for college, dropout rates and the costs of remediation are reduced and more students persist in and graduate from college. ACT research related to college readiness and college success is rich and extensive and offers insights about the impact of readiness on college success. This issue brief highlights findings of these studies in: college recruitment, enrollment, and remediation; performance in first-year college courses; first-year college grade point average; persistence to a second year of college at the same institution; academic proficiency by the second year of college; performance, progress, and success beyond the second year of college; and success after college. The brief also presents recommendations to maximize students' chances of succeeding in college. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A