WWC review of this study

The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring (Working Paper No. 16881).

Bettinger, E. P., & Baker, R. (2011). Retrieved from: http://www.nber.org/papers/w16881. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED517379

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    3,527
     Students
    , grade
    PS
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: August 2012

Completing school outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Completing a degree within four years of the start of intervention

InsideTrack vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Well-executed lotteries;
1,346 students

0.35

0.31

No

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Staying in school outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Enrolled 12 months after randomization

InsideTrack vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Well-executed lotteries;
3,527 students

0.66

0.61

Yes

 
 
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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 49%
    Male: 51%

In the case of multiple manuscripts that report on one study, the WWC selects one manuscript as the primary citation and lists other manuscripts that describe the study as additional sources.

  • Bettinger, E. P., & Baker, R. B. (2014). The effects of student coaching: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student advising. Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 36(1), 3-19. doi:10.3102/0162373713500523

 

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