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Smith, Jonathan – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
To demonstrate the sequential nature of the college application process, in this paper I analyze the evolution of applications among high-achieving low-income students through data on the exact timing of SAT score sends. I describe at what point students send scores to colleges and which score sends ultimately become applications, resulting in…
Descriptors: College Applicants, High Achievement, Low Income, High School Students
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Smith, Jonathan; Stange, Kevin – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Students starting at a two-year college are much less likely to graduate than similar students who start at a four-year college, but the sources of this attainment gap are largely unexplained. This paper investigates the attainment consequences of sector choice and peer quality among recent high school graduates. Using data on all Preliminary SAT…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Barriers