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Unlu, Fatih; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily; Glennie, Beth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The changing nature of the U.S. economy has fostered concerns that too few students are successfully completing postsecondary education (Achieve, 2004). Three quarters of those who enter high school graduate within four years, with approximately 70 percent of those graduates enrolling immediately in some form of postsecondary education (Ross et…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dual Enrollment, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
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Penner, Emily K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Children enter school with vastly different skill levels and formal schooling often magnifies these disparities over time. Widening achievement gaps between high- and low-income children have grown substantially in the last 50 years. Further, the opportunity gap facing most low-income students contributes to a host of academic and social…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Organizational Effectiveness, Academic Achievement