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Measuring the effect of Aimhigher on schooling attainment and higher education applications and entries

By David Chilosi, Margaret Noble, Philip Broadhead and Mike Wilkinson


Aimhigher is a key government initiative to widen participation in higher education (HE). This article contributes to addressing a gap in the widening participation literature by measuring the effect of Aimhigher on compulsory schooling attainment, HE applications and HE entries. The research employs a new method based on multiple regression analysis carried out with the data gathered by an Aimhigher partnership. The results suggest that Aimhigher has had a positive impact on GCSE results and, especially, HE applications and entries; it is estimated that being targeted by Aimhigher is associated with an increase in the probability of entering into HE by about four percentage points

Topics: LC Special aspects of education
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group on behalf University and College Union
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1080/03098770903477052
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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