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ERIC Number: ED505601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Freshman Learning Communities, College Performance, and Retention. Working Paper 2005-22
Hotchkiss, Julie L.; Moore, Robert E.; Pitts, M. Melinda
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
This paper applies a standard treatment effects model to determine that participation in Freshman Learning Communities (FLCs) improves academic performance and retention. Not controlling for individual self-selection into FLC participation leads one to incorrectly conclude that the impact is the same across race and gender groups. Accurately assessing the impact of any educational program is essential in determining what resources institutions should devote to it. Reduced form OLS estimation for Earned Hours, Full Sample, is appended. (Contains 18 footnotes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Identifiers - Location: Georgia