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GEAR UP Research

In collaboration with faculty in the College of Education, the Office of Student Persistence Research and the Associate Dean are supporting the assessment of the progress and persistence of GEAR UP Students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Access the latest GEAR UP Progress and Persistence Research Report by Jafeth Sanchez, Ph.D. & Jennifer Lowman, Ph.D.

Main Findings include:

1) GEAR UP first time, first year freshmen who entered the University in Fall 2012 were just as likely to persist as other Freshmen. They had both similar progress and persistence to Fall 2013.

2) High School GPA and ACT/SAT scores significantly predict First Term GPA for all Freshmen that year.

3) First Term GPA had a strong, positive influence on persistence to Spring 2013 and Fall 2013, and...

4) First Term GPA transmitted the positive influence of high school preparation on to persistence, so much so that...

5) High school students who had higher HS GPA and who did not do well their first term were less likely to persist.

Findings in this report were presented July 2014 at the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Access the Prezi presentation, "Can GEAR UP Level the Playing Field toward Persistence and Success in College?"

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