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Share of students completing college, by socioeconomic status and eighth-grade test scores

Note: Socioeconomic status is measured by a composite score that includes family income, parental education, and parental occupation.

Source: Authors' analysis of Fox, Connolly, and Snyder (2005, Table 21)

Updated May 16, 2012

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Data are from Fox, Connolly, and Snyder (2005), Table 21, “Percentage Distribution of 1988 Eighth-Graders’ Educational Attainment by 2000, by Eighth-Grade Mathematics Achievement and Selected Student Characteristics: 2000.” Socioeconomic status is measured by a composite score that includes family income, parental education, and parental occupation.

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