Educational Technology

June 22, 2018

Research partnership to examine factors throughout K-12 that contribute to earning a college degree

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By Linda Jacobson, Education Dive
Northwestern University education researchers are working in partnership with elementary and secondary schools in Evanston, outside Chicago, to learn more about the factors that influence whether a student completes college, according to the Chicago Tribune. Taking at least five semesters of college coursework increases the chances that a student will earn a four-year degree, members of the research team, led by David Figlio, dean of the school of education and social policy, said during a joint school board meeting for Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and the Evanston Township High School District 202. They noted that while some predictors of college success such as grades, test scores and attendance rates are easy to measure, other areas, such as demographic factors and whether or not a student has a strong support network, are more difficult to study.

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