ERIC Number: ED560243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ACT-CCREC Core Research Program: Study Questions and Design. ACT Working Paper Series. WP-2015-01
Cruce, Ty M.
This report provides a non-technical overview of the guiding research questions and research design for the ACT-led core research program conducted on behalf of the GEAR UP College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium (CCREC). The core research program is a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of 14 GEAR UP state grants on the academic achievement, college going and college retention of low-income and other at-risk students who are eligible to receive grant-funded services. This research program will follow Consortium students and a matched comparison group of non-participants over time using assessment data from ACT Explore®, ACT Plan® or ACT Aspire®, and The ACT®, and college enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to examine differences in the academic growth and educational outcomes of these two groups.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Research Design, Longitudinal Studies, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Grants, State Aid, Academic Achievement, College Attendance, School Holding Power, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, College Entrance Examinations
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