ERIC Number: EJ1162233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
A Comparative Case Study of Student Preparation for Postsecondary Education: How GEAR UP, Socioeconomic Status, and Race Influence Academic and Non-Academic Factors
Lunceford, Christina J.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Stretavski, Elizabeth L.
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v22 n4 p185-199 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of early preparation for postsecondary education and explore the effectiveness of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). This comparative case study included 836 students from two cohorts (GEAR UP and Non GEAR UP). We compared high school attendance, retention, behavior incidents, GPA, graduation rates, and college attendance by GEAR UP, socioeconomic status, and race. GEAR UP students performed significantly better on all measures. There were differences found in both cohorts along SES and racial lines; these differences were less pronounced within the GEAR UP cohort. Recommendations for school reform, collaborations between education institutions, and further research are included.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Academic Persistence, Student Behavior, Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate, College Attendance, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools, High Schools, Student Records, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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