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Author(s):Cabrera, A., Lee, C., Deil-Amen, R., Terenzini, P., Prabhu, R., and Franklin, R
Title:Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
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Date:2006
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Short Description:Findings indicate that students participating in GEAR UP and in a gained in their reading and mathematics test scores.
Annotation:GEAR UP emerged in the late 1990s as a comprehensive outreach program seeking to enhance awareness of and readiness for college among low-income middle school students. After controlling for students’ preprogram test scores and school characteristics, findings indicate that students participating in GEAR UP and in a comparison group gained in their reading and mathematics test scores. Analyses, however, found no statistically significant 2-year effects of program participation on students’ reading scores, although a slight, nonsignificant trend across the study period suggested some closing of the statistically significant gap between the 2 groups in the baseline year.
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