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The impact of ABS program participation on long-term postsecondary engagement

Corporate Name: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Administrator

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 8 p.

Subjects: Adult Students; Adult Literacy; Postsecondary Education

Abstract:
The research brief describes a longitudinal study which followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-2007. The study followed both participants and nonparticipants in adult literacy programs, assessing their literacy skills and uses, along with changes in their social, educational and economic status. This brief focuses on the impact of participation on engagement in postsecondary education.

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