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The forgotten summer: Does the offer of college counseling after high school mitigate summer melt among college-intending, low-income high school graduates? [Boston]

Castleman, B. L., Page, L. C., & Schooley, K. (2014). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(2), 320–344. doi:10.1002/pam.21743. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1027721

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    1,806
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: February 2016

Meets WWC standards without reservations


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.

Reviewed: March 2015

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

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Boston Full Sample;
927 students

0.81

0.74

Yes

 
 
9
 
More Outcomes

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Boston Full Sample;
927 students

0.72

0.64

Yes

 
 
9
 

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Boston Full Sample;
927 students

0.83

0.78

Yes

 
 
7
 

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Georgia Full;
1,806 students

0.88

0.85

Yes

 
 
4
 

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Georgia Full;
1,806 students

0.83

0.81

No

--

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Georgia Full;
1,806 students

0.71

0.68

No

--
Show Supplemental Findings

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Boston: EFC=0;
487 students

0.87

0.73

Yes

 
 
21

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Boston: EFC=0;
487 students

0.89

0.76

Yes

 
 
20

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Boston: EFC>0 Pell;
177 students

0.82

0.66

Yes

 
 
19

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Boston: EFC=0;
487 students

0.78

0.64

Yes

 
 
15

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Georgia: FRPL;
910 students

0.72

0.63

Yes

 
 
9

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Boston: EFC>0 Pell;
177 students

0.89

0.85

No

--

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Georgia: FRPL;
910 students

0.44

0.39

No

--

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Boston: EFC>0 Pell;
177 students

0.86

0.83

No

--

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Georgia: Non-FRPL;
536 students

0.83

0.81

No

--

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Georgia: FRPL;
910 students

0.62

0.59

No

--

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Georgia: Non-FRPL;
536 students

0.90

0.89

No

--

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Georgia: Non-FRPL;
536 students

0.93

0.93

No

--

Continuous Enrollment into Sophomore Year

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Sophomore Year

Boston: Non-Pell grant eligible;
120 students

0.65

0.79

Yes

-17
 
 

Immediate Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Fall Semester

Boston: Non-Pell grant eligible;
120 students

0.84

0.94

Yes

-26
 
 

Continuous First-Year Enrollment

College Counseling After High School vs. Business as usual

Spring Semester

Boston: Non-Pell grant eligible;
120 students

0.80

0.96

Yes

-35
 
 


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

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 58%
    Male: 42%

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    Georgia, Massachusetts
  • Race
    Asian
    10%
    Black
    42%
    Other or unknown
    7%
    White
    27%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic    
    13%
    Not Hispanic or Latino    
    87%
 

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