This national study examines Phase I of the implementation of Talent Search, a federal program designed to encourage students to participate in the federal aid program for post-secondary education. This report provides program growth, regulatory and legislative changes that occurred during this period and how the program was operating in terms of providing academic assistance, using technology to serve students, and issues faced when serving middle school students. Some major findings included varying success in meeting program goals—87 percent met their goal for secondary school graduation, 53 percent met their goal for post-secondary admissions and 38 percent met their goal for post-secondary re-entry.
Implementation of the Talent Search Program, Past and Present: Final Report From Phase I of the National Evaluation
Mathematica Policy Research