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Increasing College Access and Success for Low Income Students

This interdisciplinary conference will present new research in the area of college access and persistence, including findings from recent randomized control trials of targeted interventions for low income students.  The conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss a variety of technical and methodological challenges in implementing interventions across a diverse set of educational settings, as well as in scaling up interventions.


The Effect of V-SOURCE on College Enrollment
Meredith Phillips and Sarah Reber, UC Los Angeles

Beyond Triage: A Randomized Experiment in Sustained Pre-College Advising
Eric Bettinger, Stanford University
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Keeping College Options Open: A Field Experiment to Help All High School Seniors Through the College Application Process
Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto

Why Do College Going Interventions Work?
Scott Carrell, UC Davis and Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College
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Ensuring Low-Income Students Access the Opportunities They Have Earned
Jessica Howell and Jonathan Smith, The College Board
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My Professor Cares: Experimental Evidence of Professor Engagement on Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education
Scott Carrell and Michal Kurlaender, UC Davis

Postsecondary Education Research: Reflections and Opportunities
Thomas Brock, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Wise Interventions: Brief Exercises to Bolster Belonging and Improve Disadvantaged Students’ Transition to College
Greg Walton, Stanford University
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Randomized Controlled Trials in Community Colleges: Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps for Research on Developmental Education
Alexander Mayer, MDRC
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Discussions from the Field: K-12 and Postsecondary Educational Leaders’ Perspectives on College Access and Success
Martha Dent, Vice Principal, McNair High School
Celia Esposito-Noy, Vice Chancellor, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Ed Manansala, Deputy Superintendent, El Dorado County Office of Education
Rachel Rosenthal, President, Folsom Lake College
Greg Thomas, Principal, West Campus High School
Deborah Travis, President Emeritus, Cosumnes River College

Moderator: Ann Person, Mathematica Policy Research