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|Academic readiness and taking of college admission tests|
|Subject||Educational tests and measurements|
|Summary||This study examines determinants of student academic readiness for college and of taking college admission tests by 12th grade. In order to test these questions, the study develops a model specifying the role of student- and school-level characteristics in academic readiness for college and in taking of college admission tests.|
This model builds upon the social-capital-theory by adding college choice theory and school effectiveness study, and hypothesized that not only student-level but also school-level characteristics directly affect academic readiness for college and admission testparticipation.
This study provides findings that support both points of view. Both individual-level and school-level variables predicted the probability of taking college admission tests as well as academic readiness.
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