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ERIC Number: EJ948931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
High School Students and Their Lack of Preparedness for College: A Statewide Study
Moore, George W.; Slate, John R.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Combs, Julie P.; Bustamante, Rebecca; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
Education and Urban Society, v42 n7 p817-838 Nov 2010
In this study, the authors examined the college-ready graduate rates of all students (n = 1,099 high schools) in the State of Texas for the 2006-2007 school year. Data were analyzed for students' scores in reading, in math, and in both subject areas combined. Approximately one-third of all students were determined to be college-ready in both subject areas. Statistically significant and practically relevant differences, reflecting moderate to large effect sizes, were present in reading, math, and both subjects among Hispanic, African American, and White students. Concerns are expressed about the lack of preparedness of students for college and about the presence of strong achievement differences as a function of ethnicity. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas