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Multiple high school campus-level predictors were selected to be included as independent
variables of interest for the study. Each of these campus-level predictors was common to all
high school campuses included in the study, and each predictor was included in the analysis as a
continuous variable. A list and definitions of independent variables used in the study at the
campus level were:
" At-Risk was defined as the percentage of high school campus students at risk of dropping
out of school if they were under 26 years of age and not advanced from one grade to the
next for one or more school years; in Grades 7-12 did not maintain an average of 70 on a
100 point scale in two or more subjects during any semester; did not meet satisfactory
performance on state assessment instruments; was pregnant or was a parent; was placed
in an alternative education program at the secondary junior or senior years; was expelled
from secondary school during their junior or senior years; was on parole, probation, or
deferred prosecution; was previously reported as having dropped out of school; had
limited English proficiency, was in the custody or care of the Department of Protective
and Regulatory Services; was considered homeless; or had resided in a residential
placement facility within the past two years. At-risk percentage was measured as a
- Economically Disadvantaged was defined as the percentage of high school campus
students eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals or who were eligible for other
public assistance. Economically Disadvantaged percentage was measured as a
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Baker, Emmett Andrew. Predictors of Postsecondary Success: An Analysis of First Year College Remediation, dissertation, August 2017; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1011868/m1/60/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .