“High School Rigor and Good Advice: Setting up Students to Succeed”
The study, by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association, focuses on freshman-to-sophomore persistence rates. College students are more likely to drop out their first year than any other. It’s based on a nationally representative sample of more than 9,000 high school sophomores from 2002 through their second year in college.
The freshmen who come back for a second year of college are more likely to have experienced higher levels of mathematics in high school, more Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, and good college advising, the report concludes.
A version of this article appeared in the October 24, 2012 edition of Education Week as College Graduation