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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

"Factors that Impact performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between Urban High school seniors and their Parents

This project will research factors that impact performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between urban high school seniors and their parents. This research will look at the importance of how a parentís education can hinder or help their childís academic achievement. The purpose of this research is to gain a clear understanding of why urban students perform so much lower academically, which then causes them not to be successful on the SATís as other ethnic groups. Since the 1960's one of the big advances has been in our understanding of the sources of differences in academic achievement among racial and ethnic groups (College Board, 1999). With regard to expanding and improving efforts to increase the number of top under represented minority students, some of the most valuable insights concern five factors found to be strongly associated with a student educational outcomes: 1) economic circumstances; 2) level of parentís education 3) racial and ethnic prejudice and discrimination; 4) cultural attributes of home, community, and school; and 5) quality, amount, and uses of school resources (College Board, 1999).

Presenter: LaConda Graham (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 3rd floor lobby, MetroCenter
Time: 6:30 pm (Session VI)