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Assessing the Role of Noncognitive and School Environmental Factors in Students' Transitions to High School

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:25 p.m. Eastern Time

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
Sheraton New York Times Square
811 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

This roundtable session presents the findings of a REL Southwest study that examined how noncognitive and school environmental factors related to three indicators predictive of a successful transition to high school—grade point average, course failures, and absences for grade 9. The study used data from high schools in New Mexico. Results showed that students’ perceptions of their noncognitive factors and school environments were significantly associated with grade 9 outcomes, and students’ race/ethnicity had significant direct and indirect effects on their perceptions of their noncognitive factors and school environments.

Partnership: New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance (2012–17)

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Speaker:

Ginger Stoker, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, American Institutes for Research