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ERIC Number: ED510262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-28
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Intervention for College Attendance Program: 2007-2008 Report
Walters, Nancy
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
The purpose of this report is to provide information on the outcomes of the Intervention for College Attendance Program, a program of competitive grants awarded to postsecondary institutions, professional organizations, and community-based organizations. Prior to the 2008-09 biennium, the program focused on provision of college awareness and the 24 matching grants awarded for the first year of the 2008-2009 biennium supported program activities for 2,954 students in grades six through 12 and 131 postsecondary students. Projects included after school tutorials and summer academic sessions for middle school students, ACT/SAT preparation sessions for high school students, integrated career and college planning sessions for students, and organized study sessions for college students. Statute language for 2008-09 added a program focus on retention of targeted students in postsecondary programs. The governing state statute for 2008-09 indicates that the program is to: "award grants to foster postsecondary attendance and retention by providing outreach services to historically underserved students in grades six through 12 and historically underrepresented college students. Grants must be awarded to programs that provide precollege services, including, but not limited to: (1) academic counseling; (2) mentoring; (3) fostering and improving parental involvement in planning for and facilitating a college education; (4) services for students with English as a second language; (5) academic enrichment activities; (6) tutoring; (7) career awareness and exploration; (8) orientation to college life; (9) assistance with high school course selection and information about college admission requirements; and (10) financial aid counseling." (Minnesota Statutes 136A.861) The statute indicates that by January 15 of each odd-numbered year, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education shall submit a report to the committees in the legislature with jurisdiction over higher education finance regarding the grant recipients and their activities. The report shall include information about the students served, the organizations providing services, program activities, program goals and outcomes, and program revenue sources and funding levels. This report provides the requested information on the second year of ICAP activity from the 2006-07 biennium and for the first year of ICAP activity for the 2008-09 biennium. Appendices include: (1) ICAP Project Map 2008-2009 Biennium; (2) Year 1 Report Requirements; (3) ICAP Revenue Sources for Fiscal Year 2008; (4) Project Outcomes Fiscal Year 2007; and (5) ICAP Revenue Sources for Fiscal Year 2007. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)