My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Makes Far Behind Females In College Preparation And Completion
Last year females attained 58% of 4year college degrees and males 42%- the ratios for african american and latino females are more than 2 to 1.The causes are unknown and under researched. We have indicators but scant hard evidence. One symptom was released thursday by the National Assessment- NAEP. 41% of the eigth grade girls compared to 20 % of the boys were proficient in writing ! Can this be explained by patterns of instructional interactions between teachers and boys? I doubt it.
One glimmer of a solution was reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education on Oct 17, 2007. Male students who take college courses in high school were more likely to go to college and complete college then other similar male students.
Labels: academic preparation, College Completion