Examining Underrepresented Students’ Access to and Gains from Selective Public High School Education

Awarded Scholars:
Ying Shi, Syracuse University
John Singleton, University of Rochester
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Selective public high schools (SPHS) are considered an engine of upward mobility, but there is concern about both the lack of underrepresented students in SPHSs and their effectiveness in improving student outcomes. Shi and Singleton will develop a research partnership with a SPHS and link a decade of applicant data with statewide records. This dataset will allow them to evaluate long-term outcomes, such as college completion, and examine the factors contributing to the underrepresentation of certain groups at SPHSs.


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