Measures from Gates College Persistence Study

The measures from our College Persistence Study are now available below. These measures were administered to high school seniors at baseline. This research was funded by a grant from the Gates Foundation.

The non-cognitive measures and instructions can be found at this link:

Non-Cognitive Measures from College Persistence Study

Instructions for using the cognitive measures as well as the files needed to run the tasks can be found below. Included in the files that we provide are two measures of processing speed: Digit Symbol Substitution and Symbol Search, as well as a working memory measure, Symmetry Span:

1) Manual for Cognitive Measures

2) Zip file for Cognitive Measures