Authors: Greg Cumpton, Deanna Schexnayder, and Christopher T. King; with help from Chandler Stolp
Date: February 2012
Publication Type: Report, 93pp.
Factors Associated with Education and Work after High School for the Classes of 2008 and 2009 is the third report in a series examining factors linked to successful postsecondary transitions, and it builds upon information gained from earlier Student Futures Project multivariate analyses on smaller samples of surveyed 2006 and 2007 Central Texas graduates. In this report, researchers identified those factors – family background and influences, student characteristics, pre-high school and individual high school experiences – consistently associated with transitions to postsecondary education and employment outcomes, as well as those that vary depending upon the data source, time period, or geographic area under study. Factors associated with populations of interest – Hispanic, low-income, and first-generation high school graduates – are also analyzed. Researchers used several methods for their analysis to determine how robust these factors are across cohorts, data sources, locations, and model selection.