Date of Award

1-1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Quantitative Research Methods

First Advisor

Kathy E. Green, Ph.D.

Keywords

Postsecondary Enrollment Rates, Title I, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Abstract

With a growing number of low-income students in the United States, it is critical to address persistent gaps in educational attainment. This study examined the postsecondary enrollment rates of students in Title I schools offering high academic ability tracks such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and explored access to these high ability tracks. Results indicate that the IBDP is available to low-income and minority students in Title I schools, although their participation rates were much lower than the participation rates of the average Title I student body. Nevertheless, once students participate in the IBDP, race/ethnicity and income appear to have a limited effect on immediate postsecondary enrollment. Moreover, Black IBDP students enrolled in college at the highest rates, even after controlling for income. This findings in this study replicate some well-established findings in the education literature, and introduce new findings as well on a unique population of students.

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Melissa Gordon

File size

49 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Education

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