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Talent Search
Dropout Prevention

Talent Search was found to have potentially positive effects on completing school.

Talent Search aims to help low-income and first-generation college students (those whose parents do not have 4-year college degrees) complete high school and gain access to college through a combination of services designed to improve academic achievement and increase access to financial aid. Services include test taking and study skills assistance, academic advising, tutoring, career development, college campus visits, and financial aid application assistance.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Completing school Potentially positive effects 11-12
 
 
17

Last Updated: December 2006

Race

Black
24%
White
37%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
36%
Not Hispanic
63%

Gender

Male: 47%
Female: 52%

English Learners

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8%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Locations

FL, TX
South


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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