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Title:Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Organization:Institute of Education Sciences
Short Description:This report finds that the high school program for college preparation begins in 9th grade and that making up missed preparatory courses and academic content is likely to be difficult for students who put off college-preparatory work until later in their high school career.
Annotation:The study documents patterns of high school course-taking associated with preparation for college and entry into two-year California community colleges and four-year CSU and UC institutions. The findings demonstrate a consistent pattern: students who complete college-preparatory courses in 9th grade begin a clear trajectory that continues throughout high school. Compared with students who do not take key college preparatory courses in 9th grade, students who do take these courses have a higher probability of meeting the complete set of CSU and UC course requirements. Students who fall off the college-preparatory track early in high school tend to move ever further from a complete college-preparatory program as they progress through high school. These patterns are examined by ethnicity and the overall performance of the school that a student attends.
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College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Student Success

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Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Peak experiences
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
American Indian higher education consortium
Kids Count state-level data online
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Latinos in undergraduate education
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
A new way on school integration
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Preparing for college: Building expectations, changing realities
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Who goes to college? High school context, academic preparation, the college choice process, and college attendance
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Education pays update 2005
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Mission: Possible!
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Funding Gaps 2006
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
2005-06 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data for NCAA schools
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
The family: America's smallest school
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Middle-class schools for all
White students are racially isolated
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Indiana's guide to paying for college
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Fixing No Child Left Behind
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Squeeze play 2009: The public's view on college costs today
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas