WWC review of this study

Early college, early success: Early College High School Initiative impact study.

American Institutes for Research and SRI. (2013). Washington DC: American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from http://www.air.org Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED577243

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    2,458
     Students
    , grade
    9

Reviewed: March 2014

At least one finding shows strong evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Academic achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

High school GPA

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
1,273 students

2.98

2.98

No

--
More Outcomes

College GPA

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Students enrolled in college for at least 1 college term;
455 students

3.07

3.09

No

--
Access and enrollment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
2,458 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
12
 
More Outcomes
Show Supplemental Findings

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Male;
1,194 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
15

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-racial/ethnic minorities;
855 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
14

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-low income students;
1,125 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
14

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Low-income students;
1,263 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
12

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Racial/ethnic minorities;
965 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
11

College enrollment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Female;
1,264 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
9
Attainment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
2,458 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
45
 
More Outcomes
Show Supplemental Findings

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Racial/ethnic minorities;
965 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
50

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Low-income students;
1,263 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
48

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Female;
1,264 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
47

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-racial/ethnic minorities;
855 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
42

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Male;
1,194 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
41

College degree attainment

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-low income students;
1,125 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
41
Completing school outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
2,458 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
9
 
More Outcomes
Show Supplemental Findings

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Male;
1,194 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
16

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-racial/ethnic minorities;
855 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
13

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Low-income students;
1,263 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
13

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Racial/ethnic minorities;
965 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
10

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Non-low income students;
1,125 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
5

High school graduation

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Female;
1,264 students

N/A

N/A

No

--
English language arts achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Achievement in English/language arts

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
2,141 students

0.37

0.23

Yes

 
 
6
 
General Mathematics Achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Achievement in mathematics

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
1,628 students

0.28

0.23

No

--
Progress in developmental education outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Placement in developmental education

Early College High Schools vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All students;
1,002 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
6
 

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 51%
    Male: 49%
  • Race
    Asian
    2%
    Black
    39%
    Not specified
    2%
    White
    47%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    11%
    Not Hispanic
    89%

  • Rural, Suburban, Urban
 

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