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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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

Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, Peter Goff, Kevin Bastian, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, and Ed Fuller

Brad White participated in a Working Group Roundtable on "Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts" at AERA in San Antonio on Thursday, April 27. More

Innovative Pathways to Degrees and Capacity-Building for Illinois’ Early Childhood Workforce

Bradford White, Brenda Klostermann, Debra Baron, Janet Holt, Dan Duffy

In this session, we present results from a two-year qualitative implementation study of the Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) Grants. Partnerships used grant funds to develop a wide range of seamless pathways for degree and credential attainment through innovative articulation and curriculum alignment initiatives, strategies for advising and supporting transfer students, and aligning assessments to demonstrate candidate progress toward attainment of key competencies. More

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High School Students’ Knowledge of Parental Income and Implications for Planning how to Finance College

Drew M. Anderson and Janet K. Holt

In an attempt to understand student’s financial literacy relevant to FAFSA filing, we examine the accuracy of high school students’ knowledge about parental income and explore potential consequences of inaccuracy. More

Variation in the Impact of High School Environment on College Applications

Drew M. Anderson and Janet K. Holt

We find that there is a substantial high school effect on FAFSA filing, equivalent in size to the effect of ACT scores. We explore high school factors that account for this effect. More

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