ERIC Number: EJ1019011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
College-Readiness Rates in Texas: A Statewide, Multiyear Study of Ethnic Differences
Barnes, Wally; Slate, John R.
Education and Urban Society, v46 n1 p59-87 Jan 2014
In this study, we examined the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, and White Texas public high school graduates using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. An examination of the state college-readiness rates across a 3-year period was conducted to determine the extent to which academic achievement gaps had increased, decreased, or remained relatively large and stable among Black, Hispanic, and White high school graduates in Texas. For the 3 years of data, college-readiness rates of White students were higher than the college-readiness rates of Black and Hispanic students in reading, math, and both subjects by large margins. Of the 27 statistical analyses of college readiness, statistically significant findings were present, revealing 19 large effect sizes, one near-large effect size, one moderate effect size, and six small effect sizes. Although Black and Hispanic students increased their college-readiness rates, White students also increased their college-readiness rates in reading, math, and both subjects to maintain the status quo for student academic achievement.
Descriptors: College Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance, Effect Size, Racial Differences, Achievement Gap, High School Graduates, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Indicators, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills; Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills