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ERIC Number: ED562803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 129
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Priming the Pump: Strategies for Increasing the Achievement of Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates
Gándara, Patricia
College Entrance Examination Board
Commissioned by the College Board's National Task Force on Minority High Achievement, this report describes higher education programs and strategies that have the capacity to help many more minority students distinguish themselves academically on the undergraduate level. Chapters included in this report are: (1) Introduction; (2) The Challenge; (3) Academic Interventions for Minority Students in an Era of Waning Affirmative Action; (4) Programs That Strive to Increase Minority Achievement in Higher Education; (5) Confronting the Overprediction Problem and Stimulating High Achievement; and (6) Conclusions and Recommendations. A bibliography is included. The following are appended: (1) List of institutions, agencies, and organizations around the country from which nominees for possible programs concerned with promoting minority high achievement were sought; (2) List of considered, but eliminated, programs; and (3) List of programs serving as exemplars of the vast array of efforts being mounted nationwide. [This report was written with the assistance of Julie Maxwell-Jolly.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)