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ERIC Number: ED562633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: African American Students. Research Note 2013-5
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.
College Board
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among African American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories were the most likely to enroll in four-year colleges within one year after graduating from high school in 2004 and in 2010. Students in these top categories among the 2004 cohort were also more likely to graduate from a four-year college six years later. Also, African American females and students whose parents went to college tended to be more likely to enroll and graduate from college, although we did see increases in the proportion of males participating in the SAT as well as increases in examinees whose parents had a college degree. Additionally, we found an increase in SAT participation, Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) participation, two-year college enrollment, and an increase in SAT takers with high aspirations and self-perceived ability. These positive trends, combined with the finding that relationships between student characteristics and college enrollment in 2010 were often quite similar to the relationships seen in 2004, suggest that an increased number of African American students may graduate with college degrees in the coming years.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A