Aspiration findings were consistently lower for rural students as compared to their urban peers on all questions. Also, rural students - who represent about 20 percent of the CFES Scholars and are from 34 percent of the schools that CFES serves nationwide - had significantly lower college-going rates than their urban counterparts.
Similar disparities exist between male and female students. Aspiration scores and college-going rates were lower for males than for females from all regions of the country.
"These findings mirror what's happening nationally, and it's the reason we're putting special emphasis on a single-gender approach in many of our schools and offering enrichment opportunities for our rural children," said Dalton.
For further information about the evaluation or CFES in general, contact Dalton at 802-236-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.