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Park, Julie J.; Becks, Ann H. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Research on inequality and high schools often focuses on inequality "within" and "between" high schools. Different high schools may have markedly different access to resources such as college counselors and Advanced Placement offerings, or inequality may exist within a high school due to tracking or other forms of…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, High School Students
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Deil-Amen, Regina; Tevis, Tenisha LaShawn – Review of Higher Education, 2010
The authors interviewed Black and Latino students from five high-poverty high schools as they attempted to make the transition into college. Their ability to exert individual agency with regard to their entrance exams and their college transition was circumscribed by the messages and behavioral norms that dominated their low-performing high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Self Efficacy, College Choice, Academic Achievement