WWC review of this study

Expanding College Opportunities

Hoxby, Caroline; Turner, Sarah (2013). Education Next, v13 n4 p66-73 Fall 2013. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1027211

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    1,835
     Students
    , grade
    1

Reviewed: March 2014

At least one finding shows moderate evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations
Access and enrollment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effect found for the domain
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Applied to a peer/selective institution

Providing Information About College Application Process and College Costs vs. Business as usual

Posttest

2011-2012 cohort;
1,748 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
10
 

Number of applications submitted

Providing Information About College Application Process and College Costs vs. Business as usual

Posttest

2011-2012 cohort;
1,835 students

5.56

4.67

Yes

 
 
9
 

Admitted to a peer/selective institution

Providing Information About College Application Process and College Costs vs. Business as usual

Posttest

2011-2012 cohort;
1,738 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
8
 

Number of colleges to which admitted

Providing Information About College Application Process and College Costs vs. Business as usual

Posttest

2011-2012 cohort;
1,835 students

2.31

2.06

Yes

 
 
7
 

Enrolled in a peer/selective institution

Providing Information About College Application Process and College Costs vs. Business as usual

Posttest

2011-2012 cohort;
1,687 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
5
 


Evidence Tier rating based solely on this study. This intervention may achieve a higher tier when combined with the full body of evidence.

Study sample characteristics were not reported.
 

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