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…