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Title:  WWC Review of the Report "Information and College Access: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment"
Description: In the 2012 study, Information and College Access: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment, researchers examined the impact of offering informational materials about financial aid on the postsecondary expectations of high school students. About 1,600 students from five low-achieving high schools in Ontario, Canada participated in the study and were randomly assigned either to an intervention group that received college cost and financial aid information or to a comparison group that did not. Researchers measured the impact of offering these materials on student postsecondary expectations 3 weeks after the intervention. This study is well-implemented randomized controlled trial and the research meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: July 2013
Web Release: July 2, 2013
Publication #: WWC SSR20001
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Single Study Review
Questions: For questions about the content of this Single Study Review, please contact:
NCES WebMaster.