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ERIC Number: EJ1253291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
What Happens When You Combine High School and College? The Impact of the Early College Model on Postsecondary Performance and Completion
Edmunds, Julie A.; Unlu, Fatih; Furey, Jane; Glennie, Elizabeth; Arshavsky, Nina
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v42 n2 p257-278 Jun 2020
Early colleges are a new model of schooling in which the high school and college experiences are merged, shortening the total amount of time a student spends in school. This study uses a lottery-based experimental design to examine the impact of the model on longer term outcomes, including attainment of a postsecondary credential and academic performance in 4-year institutions. Results show that a significantly higher proportion of early college students were attaining postsecondary credentials. The results also show that early college students were completing their degrees more rapidly but that their performance in 4-year institutions was still comparable with the control students. [For the corresponding grantee submission, see ED604350.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305R060022; R305A110085; R305A140361; R305H190036