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The Student Pathways Report: High School Benchmarks 2013, Pt. 1: A Brief Explanation

Listen to research highlights of our new “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Our inaugural High School Benchmarks Report, which will be created annually, allows comparisons between public high schools that have similar demographics and other characteristics. We developed six high school categories: Low income, high minority, urban high schools; low income, low minority, urban high schools; low income, rural high schools; higher income, high minority, urban high schools; higher income, low minority, urban high schools; and higher income, rural high schools. This report is particularly informative as there is a high interest in college progression rates, especially for low income and minority schools. It covers high schools graduating more than 2.3 million students during a three-year time period. It allows high schools to compare their own results, and begin to learn what works in improving college access for their students.”

To read this and any of our other research reports, visit www.nscresearchcenter.org.

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