Michigan Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (MI GEAR UP)

Funding Agency: State of Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development/U.S. Dept. of Education

Period: 9/26/2016 - 9/25/2017

Name: Stephen DesJardins

Tags: desjardins, higher education, research evaluation and assessment

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the State of Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development. GEAR UP is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade, follow the cohort through high school, and provides college scholarships to low-income students. An evaluation team from the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) at the U-M School of Education, led by Stephen DesJardins, is currently working on performing a rigorous outcome analysis of the GEAR UP program. Additionally, CEDER provides technical assistance to GEAR UP site partners.

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