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College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2011
This is the Executive Summary for the full report, "Complexity in College Admission: The Barriers between Aspiration and Enrollment for Lower-Income Students." In September 2007, the College Board formed the Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century in response to a request from the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council (GAA…
Descriptors: College Admission, Low Income Students, Barriers, Academic Aspiration
Powers, Donald E.; Rock, Donald A. – College Entrance Examination Board, 1998
A College Board-sponsored survey of a nationally representative sample of takers of the 1995-96 SAT I: Reasoning Test yielded a database for more than 4,000 examinees, about 500 of whom had attended formal coaching programs outside their schools. Several alternative analytical methods were used to estimate the effects of coaching on SAT scores.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, National Surveys, Cognitive Tests, Test Preparation
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Silver Wolf, David A. Patterson; Perkins, Jacob; Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Walker, Thomas A., Jr. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
Educators, policymakers, and institutions have worked for decades to increase rates of college graduation, but about half of students who enter college drop out without completing a bachelor's degree. Although the rate of student attrition is higher in the United States than in any other industrialized nation, about 30% of U.S. students will drop…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student School Relationship, Dropouts, Academic Persistence
Garza-Reyna, Gina Lydia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to track, compare, and analyze the college readiness of two cohorts of Hispanic English Language Learners (ELLs) by examining scores on state exit-level and national college entrance exams. One cohort was enrolled in the early-exit Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program, while the other cohort was…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
Heard, Frank B. – 1988
The Middle College High School (MCHS) in Tennessee is an alternative school located on the Shelby State Community College (SSCC) campus, designed to provide special counseling, college preparation, and access to SSCC facilities for potential high school dropouts who have the capacity for secondary and postsecondary success. The program, which was…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention
Zeidenberg, Matthew; Cho, Sung-Woo; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2010
To increase the rate at which adult basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) developed the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, or I-BEST. In the I-BEST model, a basic skills instructor and an occupational instructor team…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market
Hargrove, Linda; Godin, Donn; Dodd, Barbara – College Board, 2008
Performance was examined for five cohorts of 1998-2002 Texas public high school graduates through their first year and 1998-2001 cohorts through their fourth year of Texas public higher education. Student performance on college outcomes included (a) first- and fourth-year grade point averages (GPAs), (b) first- and fourth-year credit hours earned,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis
Lieberman, Janet – 1986
A 10-year profile is provided of Middle College High School (MCHS), an alternative high school operating under the joint auspices of the New York City Board of Education and LaGuardia Community College. The first sections of the report look at the history and goals of MCHS, explaining that the school was created to reduce the dropout rate among…
Descriptors: College Attendance, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education