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Datasets: The Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/98)

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Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students

Executive summary figures
Figure A Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to academic rigor of secondary school curriculum, by first-generation status.

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Figure B Percentage of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students who were still enrolled (or had attained a bachelor's degree) at initial institution according to academic rigor of secondary school curriculum, by first-generation status: June 1998.

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Figure C Percentage of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students who stayed on persistence track to bachelor's degree according to academic rigor of secondary school curriculum, by first generation status: June 1998.

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Report figures
Figure 1 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to academic rigor of secondary school curriculum, by first-generation status.

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Figure 2 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to college entrance examination scores (SAT/ACT composite), by first-generation status.

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Figure 3 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to type of initial 4-year institution attended, by first-generation status.

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Figure 4 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to Carnegie classification of initial institution, by first-generation status.

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Report tables
Table 1 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to selected demographic and academic characteristics, by first-generation status.

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Table 2 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to location of high school, by first-generation status.

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Table 3 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to type of high school and percentage enrollment of underrepresented minority, by first-generation status.

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Table 4 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to highest mathematics course taken in high school, by first-generation status.

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Table5 Percentage of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students who took college entrance examinations (SAT/ACT, AP, SAT II), average SAT/ACT and AP scores, and percentage distribution of SAT II scores, by first-generation status.

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Table 6 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to enrollment and employment status in 1997-98 academic year, by first generation status.

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Table 7 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students attending 4-year institutions according to major field of study in 1997-98 academic year, by first generation status.

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Table 8 First-year grade-point average (GPA) of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite) and academic rigor of secondary school curriculum, by first-generation status.

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Table 9 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to number of remedial education courses taken during first year of postsecondary enrollment, by academic rigor of secondary school curriculum and first-generation status.

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Table 10 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to number of remedial education courses taken during first year of postsecondary enrollment, by college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite) and first generation status.

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Table 11 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to number of enrollment spells as of spring 1998, by academic rigor of secondary school curriculum and first-generation status.

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Table 12 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to number of enrollment spells as of spring 1998, by college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite) and first-generation status.

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Table 13 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to outcome of first spell of continuous enrollment at first institution as of spring 1998, by academic rigor of secondary school curriculum and first-generation status.


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Table 14 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to outcome of first spell of continuous enrollment at first institution as of spring 1998, by college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite) and first-generation status.

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Table 15 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to enrollment status as of spring 1998, by academic rigor of secondary school curriculum and first generation status.

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Table 16 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to enrollment status as of spring 1998, by college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite and first-generation status.

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Table 17 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to attainment level and year of postsecondary departure 3 years later (spring 1998), by academic rigor of secondary curriculum and first-generation status.

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Table 18 Percentage distribution of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students according to attainment level and year of postsecondary departure 3 years later (spring 1998), by college entrance examination score (SAT/ACT composite) and first-generation status.

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Multivariate tables
Table 19 Percentage of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students who persisted at initial institutions and the adjusted percentage after taking into account the covariation listed in the table.

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Table 20 Percentage of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students who stayed on persistence track to bachelor's degree and the adjusted percentage after taking into account the covariation of the variables listed in the table.
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