“X Factor” for College Readiness: Social Engagement
High school coursework and good grades play a significant role in college readiness, but they aren’t the only factors.
Other student and school characteristics can affect preparedness, including Social Engagement.
Research has found that middle school students who scored higher on social engagement scales were more likely to participate in two or more extracurricular activities in high school. In turn, students who participate in two or more extracurricular activities during high school have higher college retention rates. Creating an environment where students can have healthy social engagements pays dividends in the future—in high school, college, and beyond.
Learn more in one of our latest eBooks, The “X Factors” of College Readiness. Other “X Factors” in the eBook include:
- Student Motivation and Goals
- Parent Involvement
- Perceptions of Education
- Economic and Cultural Makeup of Student Body
- Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
By paying close attention to these “X Factors,” your school can help students become more ready for college, and set them up for a lifetime of success.