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ERIC Number: EJ1182300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2333-715X
Lessons Learned from a Summer Melt Prevention Program
Tacket, Wendy L.; Pasatta, Kelley; Pauken, Evan
Journal of College Access, v4 n1 Article 5 p40-50 Jun 2018
The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University explained, "Across the country, 10- 40% of seemingly college-intending students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, fail to enroll in college the fall after graduation. This phenomenon is known as "summer melt" (Castleman, Page, and Snowdon, 2013). In order to minimize the number of students that enroll in college their senior year but do not matriculate in the fall, the College and Career Action Network, with the support of The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo and in partnership with nine school districts throughout Kalamazoo County, piloted a summer melt program experience in summer 2016. The authors seek to explain how to design a summer melt prevention program, how to set up an evaluation plan related to the program, the key findings from the summer 2016 pilot in Kalamazoo County, and lessons learned for those wanting to replicate the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan