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ERIC Number: EJ1170150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a Selective Public University: Initial Findings from a Longitudinal Evaluation Study
Winograd, Greta; Verkuilen, Jay; Weingarten, Alison; Walker, Lucy
Learning Assistance Review, v23 n1 p61-93 Spr 2018
In this study, we examined academic outcomes among students from low-income and academically disadvantaged backgrounds who participated in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a selective four-year public comprehensive college in the Northeast. We found that provisionally admitted EOP students earned comparable first-semester grades and had similar first-year retention and continuous enrollment rates to students with far higher admission scores. Disadvantage-associated disparities, however, persisted in two domains: the proportion of credits earned in the first semester and transfer rates to associate- vs. bachelor-degree granting institutions at three-year follow-up. We conclude our paper with policy recommendations for further enhancing academic momentum among EOP students towards timely bachelor-degree attainment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); ACT Assessment
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