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Author(s):Chaney, B., Muraskin, L., Cahalan, M., and Rak, R
Title:National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Organization:U.S. Department of Education
Short Description:This follow-up study, part of the National Study of Student Support Services compared the status of 2,900 disadvantaged students receiving student support services (SSS) since entering college 3 years earlier and 2,900 nonparticipating comparable students.
Annotation:This follow-up study, part of the National Study of Student Support Services compared the status of 2,900 disadvantaged students receiving student support services (SSS) since entering college 3 years earlier and 2,900 nonparticipating comparable students. Services offered varied among institutions but were all intended to help students stay in and graduate from college. Among key findings were the following: SSS participation showed a small but positive and statistically significant effect on all three measures of student outcomes: grades, number of semester credits earned, and persistence in college; average impact was small because most students received a modest amount of services; size of impact depended on the degree of student participation in SSS; estimated impact of SSS also varied based on which particular services were received; and SSS effects were consistent across different subgroups of students. Among the supplementary services, peer tutoring received in the first year showed the most consistent positive impact on all three student outcomes.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Low-Income Students
Student Success
TRIO Programs

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