Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):American Youth Policy Forum
Title:A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Source:http://www.aypf.org/compendium/C1S40.pdf
Date:1990
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:According to data collected in a 1987-88 evaluation, compared to a control group, Career Beginnings participants showed increases in college attendance rates in the post-high school year.
Annotation:According to data collected in a 1987-88 evaluation, compared to a control group, Career Beginnings participants showed increases in college attendance rates in the post-high school year, were more likely to start college “on time” in the fall semester, had similarly high retention rates in college during the first year, and worked less and earned less in the year following high school (the result of attending college rather than working after high school).
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Career Development
Documents
Earnings
Employment and Workforce Development
Enrollment
High School
Interventions
Low-Income Students
Mentoring
Persistence/Retention

Similar Items:
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College
Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
College students working: The choice nexus
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Who graduates in California?
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Indiana Higher Education Opportunity Data Book
Urban school reform: Achievement and school climate outcomes for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
First generation college students: A literature review
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Early intervention program and college partnerships
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Breaking through: Factsheet
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Orphan Foundation of America
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Willing and Able, But Not Eligible
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Puente Project
Cal-SOAP
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Peak experiences
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Student African American Brotherhood
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Opening Doors project publications
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Kids Count state-level data online
Education pays 2006
National College Access Program Directory
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
National association of street schools
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Education pays update 2005
CollegeSummit.org
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Condition of education 2008
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Economic state of young America
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
College For Every Student
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes