Innovations in improving access to higher education / Barbara Schneider, Justina Judy, issue editors ; Gil G. Noam, editor-in-chief.

Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Periodicals, Inc., [2014]
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New directions for youth development ; number 140 (Winter 2013)
New directions for youth development : theory, practice, research, 1533-8916 ; number 140 (Winter 2013)

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Gaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioning from high school to college is crucial to improving college access and matriculation-particularly for low-income families and first-generation college-goers. These obstacles include many factors, such as: Lack of access to resources at home or school Not having a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum or not taking advantage of these courses Misperceptions about the college-going process. This volume introduces innovative and effective ways to ease the transition process. One essential quest
Innovations in Improving Access to Higher Education; Contents; Issue Editors' Notes; Executive Summary; 1 Pathways to college and STEM careers: Enhancing the high school experience; The complexity of the college search process; Assisting high school students in the college application process; Supporting students in high school: The College Ambition Program; Summer outreach; Preliminary findings; Student perspectives; Sustainability, policy, and practical applications; Notes; 2 Research into practice: Postsecondary success in the Chicago Public Schools; High school effects on college going
Capacity building research Developing an extensive data archive on CPS; Extensive stakeholder engagement and strong ongoing relationships with the district; Conducting scientifically rigorous research while making findings broadly accessible; Building knowledge of core problems across time and across studies; An extensive outreach to provide information to broader audiences; Case study: The college counselors collaborative; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Lessons learned from a data-driven college access program: The National College Advising Corps; Triangulation of data sources; Student survey data
Adviser survey National Student Clearinghouse data; Site visits; Triangulation; Partnerships; Program design: Federal, regional, and local levels; Research relationships with individual states; Scholarly studies; College-going culture; Advise Texas experiment; College advising dosage experiment; Data-driven program changes; Conclusion; Notes; 4 The not-so-lazy days of summer: Experimental interventions to increase college entry among low-income high school graduates; Possible causes of summer melt; Mitigating summer melt
The potential of text messaging to deliver personalized college information The potential of peer mentoring to mitigate summer attrition; Sites and intervention design; Conclusion; Notes; 5 Is traditional financial aid too little, too late to help youth succeed in college? An introduction to The Degree Project promise scholarship experiment; The Degree Project (TDP); TDP communications plan; Random assignment; General rationale: Affordability, social capital, and academic preparation; Potential implications for the nation's financial aid system; Notes; Index; Order Form
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Schneider, Barbara.
Judy, Justina.
Noam, Gil G.