College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen

Overview

About two out of three high-school graduates currently enroll at one of America's 4,000 colleges or universities within a year of graduation.  But even though college enrollment has increased over the past few decades, college completion rates have fallen.  How do so many talented and promising students get derailed along the way?  This book examines the financial and social roadblocks as well as the level of college-prep readiness that can affect learning and ultimately graduation rates. In light ...

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Overview

About two out of three high-school graduates currently enroll at one of America's 4,000 colleges or universities within a year of graduation.  But even though college enrollment has increased over the past few decades, college completion rates have fallen.  How do so many talented and promising students get derailed along the way?  This book examines the financial and social roadblocks as well as the level of college-prep readiness that can affect learning and ultimately graduation rates. In light of the staggering differences that characterize American higher education and a student body with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen by The College Board provides a guide to promoting truly effective teaching and redefining success in a way that makes sense in today's heterogeneous world. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874478303
  • Publisher: College Board
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,201,188
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.22 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP®test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The Board publishes the bestselling Official SAT Study Guide, the College Handbook, the Book of Majors, and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. It also maintains the popular collegeboard.com Web site, which is visited by more than two million unique visitors per month.

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Table of Contents


Introduction   Michael S. McPherson   Morton Owen Schapiro     1
From High School to College-Raising Expectations and Lowering Financial Burdens
Increasing College Access and Graduation Among Chicago Public High School Graduates   Melissa Roderick   Jenny Nagaoka     19
Financial Aid at Public Flagship Universities   Michael S. McPherson   Morton Owen Schapiro   Francie E. Streich     67
What the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Can Tell Us About Success in College   William T. Trent     81
What Do We Know About Succeeding in College?
Questioning Our Assumptions About College Requirements   James E. Rosenbaum   Lisbeth J. Goble     107
Measuring College Success: Evidence and Policy Challenges   Sarah E. Turner     119
Heterogeneity and Higher Education   Jeffrey A. Smith     131
College Success-A Presidential Perspective
Institutional Perspectives on Student Success   David W. Breneman     145
College Success in the Long Arc of Life   Diana Chapman Walsh     157
College Success-Student and Faculty Perspectives
Ask the Students: A Good Way to Enhance Their Success   Richard J. Light     173
What Is Good College Teaching?   Susan L. Engel     183
Looking Beyond Material Success
Assessing the College Contribution to Civic Engagement   Thomas S. Dee     199
Conclusion   Michael S. McPherson   Morton Owen Schapiro     225
Acknowledgments     229
Contributing Authors     231
Index     235
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