Matching Students to Opportunity

Matching Students to Opportunity Expanding College Choice, Access, and Quality

Andrew P. Kelly, Jessica S. Howell, and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
cloth, 280 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-948-8
Price: $64.00

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paper, 280 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-947-1
Price: $32.00

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Matching Students to Opportunity expands on the discussion of a critical issue in college access and success: the match between prospective students and the colleges in which they enroll. Research indicates that ensuring a good match significantly increases a student’s chance of graduating.

Praise

Matching Students to Opportunity widens the college match and fit conversation to be more inclusive and impactful. This volume challenges us to take a more global and comprehensive view of college match—a view that is critical if we want to make serious progress in improving educational attainment and increasing opportunity for all of our nation’s students. — Nicole Hurd, founder and CEO, College Advising Corps

This book is a powerful exploration of inadequate matching between students and colleges. It provides important insights to all parties in the college admissions process—students, counselors, college administrators, and policy makers. — Christopher Avery, Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School

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About the Editors

Andrew P. Kelly is the director of the Center on Higher Education Reform and a resident scholar in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Jessica S. Howell is the executive director of policy research at the College Board.

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy and a codirector of the Center for College Readiness at Seton Hall University.


Table of Contents

Introduction

Contributors

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