The Effects of Academic Probation on College Success: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Four Texas Universities

@inproceedings{Fletcher2017TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Academic Probation on College Success: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Four Texas Universities},
  author={Jason M Fletcher and Mansur Tokmouline},
  year={2017}
}
While nearly all colleges and universities in the United States use academic probation as a means to signal to students a need to improve performance, very little is known about the use of this designation and the programs that accompany it on college success. This paper uses a regression discontinuity approach to estimate the effects of these programs at four universities of varying selectivity in Texas. Results suggest that academic probation status following the first semester of college may… CONTINUE READING

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