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first-year college students enrolled into remedial coursework at the Central Texas two-year
college and the campus-level variables from the high schools from which they graduated.
Furthermore, regression analysis indicates campus-level economic disadvantaged percentage and
high school campus-level SAT percentage, to be significant predicators of college remediation.
Therefore, regression results regarding Research Question 1 suggest that high school campus-
level variables of incoming freshmen can successfully predict a student's enrollment into
In regards to Research Question 2, using multiple regression analysis, the researcher
identifies two campus-level variables as significant predictors of first-year student remedial
coursework. Regression results show high school campus-level economically disadvantaged
percentage to be the strongest predictor, as well as high school campus-level SAT percentage.
Campus-level economically disadvantaged. Socioeconomic status is a recurring
educational literature topic of study because economic status consistently accounts for much of
the observed variance in education research (Harwell & LeBeau, 2010; Jeynes, 2002; Tate &
Gibson, 1980). While most literature relates to socioeconomic status on a student-level, this
researcher examined socioeconomic relationships from the high school campus-level. Campus-
level economically disadvantaged is the percentage of high school campus students eligible to
receive free or reduced-price meals or who are eligible for other public assistance. Regression
results of this study reveal high school campus-level economically disadvantaged percentage has
the greatest correlation among all other high school campus-level predictor variables and the
most variance in relationship to first-year college student remedial education. With strong
correlations to high school campus-level college ready ELA (r = 0.716) and high school campus-
level non-at-risk (r = 0.780), it can be surmised the economically disadvantaged students in this
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