ERIC Number: EJ1074919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
The Effect of Participating in Indiana's Twenty-First Century Scholars Program on College Enrollments
Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Don; DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian; Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S.
Review of Higher Education, v39 n1 p59-95 Fall 2015
Our study adds to prior work on Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars(TFCS) program by focusing on whether participating in--rather than completing--the program affects the likelihood of students going to college and where they initially enrolled. We first employ binary and multinomial logistic regression to obtain estimates of the impact of the program without controlling for self-selection into the program and find that signing up for the TFCS program has a relatively small effect on whether students go to college and where they enroll. We then used alternative statistical approaches to reduce the bias due to self-selection into the TFCS program. Although the estimated program effects after accounting for self-selection were larger than in the earlier models, they were still notably smaller than reported in prior studies of the program.
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Bound Students, Enrollment Influences, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Loan Programs, Scholarships, State Aid, State Policy, State Surveys, Student Records, Predictor Variables, Weighted Scores, Participant Characteristics, Secondary School Students, Institutional Characteristics, Equalization Aid, Grade 9
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana