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ERIC Number: ED544548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of the College Possible Program: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. NBER Working Paper No. 19562
Avery, Christopher
National Bureau of Economic Research
This paper reports the results of a randomized trial of the College Possible program, which provides two years of college preparatory work for high school juniors and seniors in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The trial involved 238 students, including 134 who were randomly selected for admission to the program. The results indicate that the College Possible program significantly increased both applications and enrollment to both four-year colleges and selective four-year colleges; we estimate that initial enrollment at four-year colleges increased by more than 15 percentage points for program participants, but find little evidence of any effect of the program on ACT performance or college enrollment overall. [For the What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review of this document, see ED544550.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations