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ERIC Number: EJ855763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
The Impact of Alternate High School Exit Certificates on Access to Postsecondary Education
Erickson, Amy S. Gaumer; Morningstar, Mary E.
Exceptionality, v17 n3 p150-163 2009
The vast majority of high school students plan to attend college, but little is known about the postsecondary enrollment of students who exit high school with certificates of completion or individualized diplomas. With as many as 10% of all high school completers in some states earning documentation other than the high school diploma, it is necessary to better understand the access to postsecondary education for this subset of students who exit high school. Results of this case study reflect the policies and perceptions of a stratified sample of postsecondary institutions in two states. Conclusions highlight both state and institutional variation in postsecondary admission requirements and concerns related to the social validity of the alternate exit certificate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A