The Impact of the High School Academic Performance Index (API) on Student Eligibility
Increases in school API play a major role in the probability that a student will become UC and CSU eligible. However the increase in eligibility for Latino students occurs at a much lower rate than it does for all other racial/ethnic groups.
Using a quantitative approach, this paper examines data from 12, 757 student transcripts, randomly collected from 711 public high schools, in order to address the following research questions:
-What is the relationship between UC and CSU eligibility rates and high school API?
-When comparing racial/ethnic populations across various API and income levels, do eligibility rates increase at the same rate for all populations as API and income increases?