SRI’s study of the largest UC outreach program to increase college-going opportunities for underserved students included analysis of EAOP college outcomes relative to those of matched comparison samples.
In 2013, SRI conducted the first independent evaluation of the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) in 10 years. Using extant high school and postsecondary data, SRI assessed the college readiness, college-going, and college persistence rates of EAOP students relative to similar peers in the same schools and in different schools. In addition, the research team visited all 10 UC campus programs—reviewing the services provided, interviewing program staff and students, and documenting how program operations have evolved in an era of shrinking budgets.
Principal Investigator: Kyra Caspary
Promoting Access to College in an Era of Fiscal Constraints: The University of California’s Early Academic Outreach Program
Populations: Students of color
Services: Research and evaluation