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ERIC Number: ED526942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 105
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
The Impacts of Upward Bound Math-Science on Postsecondary Outcomes 7-9 Years after Scheduled High School Graduation: Final Report
Seftor, Neil S.; Calcagno, Juan Carlos
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education
This final report updates the report "Upward Bound Math-Science: Program Description and Interim Impact Estimates" published in 2007 (Olsen et al. 2007). The 2007 interim report contained descriptive findings from a survey of Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) grantees from the late 1990s at the time of the study's initiation and impact estimates through the period four to six years after expected high school graduation of the study sample. The current report presents impact estimates for the period seven to nine years after scheduled high school graduation. Given the academic services provided by UBMS, it is natural to ask whether participating in UBMS affects the educational outcomes of the students who participate. From their impact analysis, the authors found that the UBMS program achieved the following: (1) Increased enrollment at four-year institutions; (2) Shifted enrollment from two-year to four-year institutions for Upward Bound participants; (3) Increased enrollment at more selective institutions; (4) Increased math and science course taking; (5) Increased postsecondary degree completion overall and at four-year institutions; and (6) Increased likelihood of earning a degree in a social science field of study. Appended are: (1) Data Collection and Outcome Measures; (2) Program Impacts by Subgroups; and (3) Sample Sizes and Standard Errors. (Contains 47 exhibits and 8 footnotes.) [For related report, "Upward Bound Math-Science: Program Description and Interim Impact Estimates," see ED497631.]
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. Education Publications Center, US Department of Education, NTIS, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria, VA 22304. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 703-605-6794; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (ED), Policy and Program Studies Service; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.