Interesting Reads This Week

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It has been an odd week. It is graduation season in many places, students are protesting, and I am about to leave town. But what did I read?

Dual advantage

Last month the NCES released the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. This is a report on the postsecondary educational paths taken by  a representative sample of students who were in the 9th grade (so mostly about 15 years old, for the non-Americans). The report focuses on the higher education pathways, enrollment, completion, and financial aid received by those students who had attended any sort of postsecondary institution as of Fall 2021.

Of the students who did pursue higher education, 40% had not completed a credential of some sort by Fall 2021. This group looks pretty much like higher education in the US in general, where 40% of adults have some college but no degree.

There is a lot in the report, but today I want to focus on one set of data relating to when students first entered postsecondary education.

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