Student Aspirations, Background Characteristics and a Four-Part Model of College Readiness

This study analyzed what predicted students’ postsecondary aspirations in a sample of 5258 high school students. Variables explored were GPA, gender, race/ethnicity, FRPL eligibility, parent’s education, and student ratings on the importance and occurrence of behaviors associated with a model of college readiness. Race predicted four-year college and work aspirations for Latino students, and four-year…

College Aspirations and College Knowledge: Students’ Preparation for Post-Secondary Aspirations

This study analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations in a sample of 8106 high school students. Eleventh and twelfth grade student responses to items on a survey measuring the Four-part Model of College and Career Readiness were analyzed to determine which items predict…

Linking Teacher Effectiveness with Instruction of Academic Behaviors Associated with College Readiness

College readiness and teacher effectiveness are two emerging areas within policy research, yet few studies have linked these concepts. In this study, we examined the psychometric properties of a measure of academic behaviors associated with college readiness intended for high school teachers. Follow-up hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to determine the effect of typical teacher…

Attribution of Responsibility of High Schools

This study explored the attribution of responsibility for teaching skills and strategies associated with college readiness in a sample of 847 teachers, 69, counselors, 53 administrators who completed the College Career Ready School Diagnostic [ed: now CampusReady] in the spring of 2011. We found that school staff most often attributed responsibility for teaching Key Learning…

Creating College Readiness – School Profiles of 38 Schools That Know How

In this 2009 report, EPIC profiles 38 U.S. high schools with proven success in preparing students for life after graduation. The selected schools represent a diverse cross-section of the U.S. education system. This document profiles each school and contains comprehensive and tangible examples of successful student preparation. This research was the basis for EPIC’s CampusReady…