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ERIC Number: EJ833661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
The Role of Precollege Data in Assessing and Understanding Student Engagement in College
Cole, James S.; Kennedy, Marianne; Ben-Avie, Michael
New Directions for Institutional Research, n141 p55-69 Spr 2009
Research studies show that high school experiences, engagement, and academic achievement, as well as entering expectations and attitudes, are important predictors of student success. Therefore, to better understand first-year student engagement, it makes sense to consider the backgrounds and precollege characteristics of entering college students. This article has two goals. The first is to clarify conceptually the relationship between precollege characteristics and high school engagement, first-year student engagement expectations, and subsequent first-year engagement and experience. The second is to provide examples of how academic affairs and student affairs use data on precollege student characteristics and student expectations to enhance student learning and personal development. The authors provide examples from institutions that have used the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), the precollege companion to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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