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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Roundtable 20 -- Do Early Intervention Programs Work To Increase Awareness and Readiness for College?
State and federal governments have made substantial financial commitments in programs designed to increase the likelihood that children of low-income parents will enroll, persist and graduate from college at rates comparable to those of their more affluent peers. The goals of those investments, nonetheless, remain elusive. This session will share recent findings from a three-year national study of comprehensive, integrated intervention programs designed to increase the readiness of low-income middle school children and their parents for college. Analyses indicate such programs can elevate students' academic performance, and both students' and parents' perceptions of college as a future possibility.

Facilitators: Patrick Terenzini, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University; and Regina Deil-Amen, Education Policy Studies, Pennsylvania State University

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