Increasing access to college prep coursework and encouraging more students to complete these courses may prepare students for the rigors of a postsecondary education and contribute to their success. Building on prior research, the Houston Education Research Consortium used administrative data from Texas public schools to ask the following:
1. Which types of high schools offer more college prep courses?
2. Do students take more college prep courses in schools that offer more of them?
3. Is taking more college prep courses associated with more postsecondary attainment?
4. How does the role of college prep course offerings and course-taking differ by student achievement?