9/2007 -- RMC publishes Education and Work After High School: A First Look at the Class of 2006
9/2007 -- The Ray Marshall Center has published Education and Work After High School: A First Look at the Class of 2006, by Christopher T. King, Deanna Schexnayder, Greg Cumpton, Tara Carter Smith and Chandler Stolp, as part of its research in the Central Texas Student Futures Project. The report is the first in a series which will analyze administrative and survey data linked to their postsecondary outcomes for Central Texas seniors. The researchers concluded that models linking information from individual school and employment records with additional student background information collected through the senior survey perform better than models that rely solely on administrative records. From the statistical models, researchers determined that education and student background factors are significantly related to overall 2-year and 4-year postsecondary education enrollments in different ways, and these factors work differently for seniors from different socioeconomic, race/ethnic, and family backgrounds.