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Pub. Type:
Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Path to a Postsecondary Credential
Subtitle/Series Name:
Issue Brief
Pub. Date:
Jun 2003
This issue brief tracks student progress along the path from high school to a postsecondary credential, using various education milestones to examine were in this path racial/ethnic differences arise. The brief uses the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 "Fourth Follow-up, 2000," which follows students who were in the eighth grade in 1988, and thus were eight years beyond their expected high school graduation in 2000. The brief first examines three milestones that are traditional indicators of student progress--the on-time attainment of a regular high school diploma, enrollment in a postsecondary institution within the year following high school graduation, and attainment of a postsecondary credential within the scheduled timeframe for that credential. Less stringent milestones are also examined; these milestones are the completion of high school by 2000, enrollment in postsecondary education by 2000, and attainment of a postsecondary credential by 2000. source
NCES 2003-005
United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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