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ERIC Number: EJ1015344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-27
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
K-12 and Postsecondary Alignment: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Freshmen Course-Taking and Performance at California's Community Colleges
Kurlaender, Michal; Larsen, Matthew F.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v21 n16 Feb 2013
In this paper we focus on California high school students' transition to community colleges. Our unique dataset tracks five cohorts of California high school juniors into their freshmen year at in-state community colleges. We evaluate the extent to which high school achievement tests (currently not utilized by community colleges in course placement decisions) are useful for predicting academic success at community college. In addition, given persistent disparities in college attainment by race, we explore whether this fundamental relationship between high school achievement, college course-taking, and performance differs for students from different racial/ethnic backgrounds. (Contains 7 tables, 6 figures, and 13 footnotes.)
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED556127