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Bastedo, Michael N.; Flaster, Allyson – Educational Researcher, 2014
Access to the nation's most selective colleges remains starkly unequal, with students in the lowest income quartile constituting less than 4% of enrollment. A popular explanation for this phenomenon is that low-income students "undermatch" by attending less selective colleges when their credentials predict admission to more highly…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, College Admission, Educational Research, Prediction
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Maruyama, Geoffrey – Educational Researcher, 2012
This article examines the logic underlying different models for assessing the college readiness of high school students. It focuses on benchmark scores that purportedly identify students who are college ready and presents the challenges of using threshold scores from a single assessment instrument to represent readiness. As well as providing…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Probability, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals)