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ERIC Number: ED563393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul-19
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
First Generation Students: College Aspirations, Preparedness and Challenges
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing
College Board, Slides presented at the Advanced Placement Annual Conference (APAC) (Las Vegas, NV, Jul 19, 2013)
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced Placement® (AP®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of data elements including: student socio-economic background, high-school characteristics, course-taking patterns, college major preferences, and college institution type selections. The analysis includes five years of matched AP-SAT cohort data, provides insight into the particular needs of first-generation students, and offers suggestions on how to guide first-generation students through their high school career. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Researchers; Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); SAT (College Admission Test)