Underserved Students

IERC Presentation: Cornerstones of Student Success: Institutions Yielding High Return on Investment for Underserved Students

Bradford White, Illinois Education Research Council

IERC Symposium, November 9, 2017, Naperville, IL

This presentation complements a new report from the Illinois Education Research Council, Cornerstones of Student Success: Institutions Yielding High Return on Investment for Underserved Students, authored by Janet Holt and Daniel Duffy.  More

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IERC Presentation: Illinois’ Early Childhood Innovation Zones: A new model for state policy?

Bradford White (IERC), Leah Pouw (Illinois Action for Children)

IERC Symposium, November 10, 2017, Naperville, IL

This presentation describes an evaluation of efforts made by Illinois Action for Children to spur experimentation with systemic change strategies to increase the number of Illinois’ most vulnerable children enrolled in high quality early learning programs.   More

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IERC Presentation: Degrees with Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations

Laura Winter, St. Louis Graduates Project Director and Janet Holt, Former Illinois Education Research Council Director

NACADA, October 13, 2017, St. Louis, MO.

This presentation describes an IERC study commissioned by St. Louis Graduates, a collaborative network whose mission is to increase degree completion for low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color from St. Louis.   More

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IERC Presentation: Family Education Versus Family Finances in Predicting College Outcomes

Janet K. Holt & Drew M. Anderson

American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1, 2017 San Antonio, TX.

Janet Holt presented in a roundtable session (session 44.084-6, RT18) on First-Generation Students at the AERA annual meeting Saturday at 2:45. She presented Family Education Versus Family Finances in Predicting College Outcomes, a study jointly conducted with Drew Anderson from University of Wisconsin.  More

Other Publication: Using propensity score matching and a post-treatment adjustment to test the community college penalty assumption (2015)

Lichtenberger, E. J., & Dietrich, C.

The quasi-experimental study compares the rates of bachelor’s degree completion of community college transfer students to that of an observationally equivalent group of rising four-year college juniors.  More

Other Publication: How the New Teacher Pipeline Affects the Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Academic Composition of Illinois Teaching Corps. Success in High Needs Schools (2015)

White, B. R., DeAngelis, K. J., & Lichtenberger, E. J.

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

IERC Publication: Degrees with Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations (2017-2)

Janet K. Holt, Bradford R. White, and Sarah K. Terrell

This study identifies five higher education institutions that were serving first-generation students, students of color, and low-income students by helping them to advance to graduation with less debt. From qualitative interviews with administrators and students, this report emphasizes the strategies and practices these institutions were employing to support underrepresented students to graduation.  More

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Other Publication: Dual credit/dual enrollment and data driven policy implementation: Reform initiatives and postsecondary enrollment outcomes (2014)

Lichtenberger, E. J., Witt, A., Blankenberger, R., & Franklin, D.

Examines the influence of dual-credit on a series of college enrollment outcomes, such as one’s likelihood of immediately enrolling at a four-year institution or a community college.  More

Other Publication: The Changing Distribution of Teacher Qualifications Across Schools: A Statewide Perspective Post-NCLB (November 2010)

Karen J. DeAngelis, Bradford R. White, and Jennifer B. Presley

In this study, we use population data on teachers and schools in Illinois to examine changes in the level and distribution of teacher qualifications from 2001 to 2006.   More

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