The Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study

The Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study (ATLAS) is a research project documenting the educational outcomes for adult basic education students who participated in an ABE- to- College Transition project (an adult literacy program for graduates to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education). The project studied a group of 225 adult students to discover whether they enrolled, persisted and succeeded in post-secondary education following completion of a 15-week transition course. The mixed-method study documents their educational trajectories, along with the individual, program and college factors that supported or hindered them in attaining positive college outcomes.

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January 1, 2007 to April 30, 2014


Stephen Sireci
Research and Evaluation Methods Program
Amherst, MA 01002
United States

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Cristine Smith

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Stephen Sireci

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Education/Educational Policy, Research & Administration/Center for International Education

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