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ERIC Number: EJ1083418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Using Modern Statistical Methods to Analyze Demographics of Kansas ABE/GED Students Who Transition to Community or Technical College Programs
Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v4 n3 p5-21 Win 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data with Nearest Shrunken Centroid (PAM), a statistical method developed for cancer and genomic research. Our findings conclude that there are five features that are predictive of an adult education student's successful completion of a postsecondary program.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests