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Every Little Bit Counts: The Impact of High-Speed Internet on the Transition to College
Every Little Bit Counts: The Impact of High-Speed Internet on the Transition to College
 

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By Lisa J. Dettling (au); Sarena Goodman (au); Jonathan Smith (au)
Year: 2015
Pages: 58
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-7178-8

Product Code: 1457871785

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This paper investigate the effects of high-speed Internet on studentsäó» college application decisions. The authors link the diffusion of zip code-level residential broadband Internet to millions of PSAT and SAT takersäó» college testing and application outcomes and find that students with access to high-speed Internet in their junior year of high school perform better on the SAT and apply to a higher number and more expansive set of colleges. Effects appear to be concentrated among higher-SES students, indicating that while, on average, high-speed Internet improved studentsäó» postsecondary outcomes, it may have increased pre-existing inequities by primarily benefiting those with more resources. Figures and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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