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ERIC Number: EJ913656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1554-7558
Using Propensity Score Matching to Determine the Efficacy of Secondary Career Academies in Raising Educational Aspirations
Rojewski, Jay W.; Lee, In Heok; Gemici, Sinan
Career and Technical Education Research, v35 n1 p3-27 2010
Data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 database was used to determine the effects of career academy participation in grades 9 or 10 on educational aspirations. Propensity score matching was used to obtain initially equivalent groups for analysis. No statistically significant differences in postsecondary educational aspirations were found between adolescents who had participated in a career academy and those who had not, even when examined for gender and risk behavior effects. However, post hoc sensitivity analysis suggested this conclusion may actually underestimate the influence that participation in a career academy has on educational aspirations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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