The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to examine the association between participation in the GEAR UP program with academic achievement and college enrollment for low SES students. The non-experimental design for this quantitative correlation study assessed associations between participation in the GEAR UP program, academic achievement, and college enrollment for low SES students in New Jersey. Archival data was retrieved from NCES and NCCEP on the GEAR UP program and analyzed for the results. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between participation in GEAR UP and college entrance for low SES students, and there is a significant relationship between participation in GEAR UP and academic achievement for low SES students.
Williams, Dr. Demetrick, "The Influence of GEAR UP on Academic Achievement and College Enrollment for Low SES Learners" (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings 2013. 5.