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ERIC Number: ED568909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Academic Success of Montgomery College Students in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) Program: 2014-2015
Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth; Wolanin, Natalie
Montgomery County Public Schools
The Office of Shared Accountability in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is conducting a multiyear evaluation of the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program. The ACES program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College (MC) and the Universities at Shady Grove to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. It focuses on identifying and supporting both students who are underrepresented in higher education and those who would be the first in their family to attend college. A central element to the ACES program is the presence of coaches at each institution. School year 2014-2015 was Year Two of the ACES program. These students participated in Year One of ACES as 12th graders and graduated from MCPS in 2014. As part of a series of reports about Year Two of ACES, this document concerns the first year of participants at MC and addresses the following outcome evaluation questions: (1) What is the academic success of the ACES students at MC? (2) Are there variations in academic success among subgroups of ACES students at MC? Subgroups included race/ethnicity and services received in high school, and (3) Are there differences in academic success between ACES students and a comparison group of students at MC? Many positive outcomes for the first group of ACES students at MC included almost all being enrolled in at least one college-credit course and largely successful, in terms of academic standing, mean GPA, and pass rate. This study analyzed measures of academic success for the students who were enrolled in the ACES program at MC for the 2014-2015 year. Data were gathered from ACES program staff, MC student-level records, and MCPS student-level records. An appendix with one table is included.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland