Causal studies on the impact of multi-intervention outreach
Bergin, D., Cooks, H., & Bergin, C. (2007). Effects of a college access program for youth underrepresented in higher education: A randomized experiment. Research In Higher Education, 48(6), 727-750. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-006-9049-9
Bowman, N., Kim, S., Ingleby, L., Ford, D., & Sibaouih, C. (2018). Improving College Access at Low-Income High Schools? The Impact of GEAR UP Iowa on Postsecondary Enrollment and Persistence. Educational Evaluation And Policy Analysis, 40(3), 399-419. https://doi.org/10.3102/0162373718778133
Emmerson, C., Frayne, C., Mckally, S., & Silva, O. (2006). Aimhigher : Excellence Challenge: a policy evaluation using the Labour Force Survey. Department for Education and Skills. https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/3801
Page, L., Kehoe, S., Castleman, B., & Sahadewo, G. (2017). More than Dollars for Scholars. Journal Of Human Resources, 54(3), 683-725. https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.54.3.0516.7935r1
Other selected references
Bainham, K. (2019) ‘The impacts and benefits of employing a progressive and sustained approach to outreach programmes for universities: a case study – the progress to success framework’ in Broadhead, S., Butcher, J., Hill, M., Mckendry, S., Raven, N., Renton, http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624301
R., Sanderson, B., Ward, T. and Williams, S. W. (eds.). ‘Transformative Higher Education – Access, Inclusion & Lifelong Learning’. London: FACE: Forum for Access and Continuing Education, pp. 193-213: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624301
Burgess, A. P., Horton, M. S., & Moores, E. (2021). Optimising the impact of a multi-intervention outreach programme on progression to higher education: recommendations for future practice and research. Heliyon, 7(7), e07518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07518
Chilosi, D., Noble, M., Broadhead, P., & Wilkinson, M. (2010). Measuring the effect of Aimhigher on schooling attainment and higher education applications and entries. Journal Of Further And Higher Education, 34(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098770903477052
Emmerson, C., Frayne, C., McNally, S., & Silva, O. (2005). Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge The Early Impact of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge on Pre-16 Outcomes: An Economic Evaluation. Department for Education and Skills. Linked here.
Harding, S., and Bowes, L. (2022). Fourth independent review of impact evaluation evidence submitted by Uni Connect partnerships: A summary of the local impact evidence to date for the Office for Students: January 2022: Review of impact evaluation evidence submitted by Uni Connect partnerships (officeforstudents.org.uk)
Hatt, S., Baxter, A., & Tate, J. (2007). Measuring Progress: an Evaluative Study of Aimhigher South West 2003?2006. Higher Education Quarterly, 61(3), 284-305. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.2007.00356.x
Kettlewell, K. and Aston, H. (2014). Realising Opportunities Evaluation: Cohort 2 Final Report – July 2012. Slough: NFER. https://www.nfer.ac.uk/publications/ROEE02/ROEE02.pdf
Kettlewell, K. and Aston, H. (2014). Realising Opportunities Evaluation: Cohort 4 Final Report – July 2012. Slough: NFER.
Lamont, E., Kettlewell, K. and Aston, H. (2014). Realising Opportunities Evaluation: Cohort 1 Final Report – July 2011. Slough: NFER https://www.nfer.ac.uk/media/2139/roee01.pdf
Mazzoli Smith, L. and Laing, K. (2015) Supporting the Progression of Looked After Young People to University: Evaluation of the Choices Together Programme. Newcastle: Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University. https://dro.dur.ac.uk/27474/1/27474.pdf
Morris, M., & Rutt, S. (2005). Evaluation of Aimhigher:Excellence Challenge. Department for Education and Skills. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/9063656.pdf
Morris, M. , Rutt, S., & Mehta, P. (2009). The longer term impact of Aimhigher: Tracking individuals. National Foundation for Educational Research.
Pluhta, E., & Penny, G. (2013). The Effect of a Community College Promise Scholarship on Access and Success. Community College Journal Of Research And Practice, 37(10), 723-734. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2011.592412
Sandhu, J., Bowes, L., Hansel, M. and Tazzyman, S.(2020). An independent review of evaluation evidence submitted by Uni Connect partnerships: A report for the Office for Students on the findings from the second call for local evaluation evidence: October 2020: CFE – Uni Connect evaluation evidence (officeforstudents.org.uk)
Simms, K., (2015). The ‘Heads Up’ Scheme Evaluation Outcomes. University of Sheffield, Widening Participation Research & Evaluation Unit. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.783971!/file/5_Years_of_WPREU.pdf
Thompson, J., Askew J., Crockford J., and Donnelly, M. (2017)., The Impact of a Widening Participation (WP) Scheme on the Learning Experience of Medical Students: A Pilot Study., University of Sheffield, Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit. Linked here.
Williams, M., Mellors-Bourne, R. (2019), Improving access for the most able but least likely: Evaluation of the Realising Opportunities programme, Institute for Employment Studies. Linked here.
Herbaut, E., & Geven, K. M. (2019). What Works to Reduce Inequalities in Higher Education? A Systematic Review of the (Quasi-) Experimental Literature on Outreach and Financial Aid (No. 8802). The World Bank. Linked here.
Moore, J., Sanders, J., & Higham, L. (2013). Literature review of research into widening participation to higher education. AimHigher Research & Consultancy Network. Linked here.
Younger, K., Gascoine, L., Menzies, V., & Torgerson, C. (2018). A systematic review of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions and strategies for widening participation in higher education. Journal Of Further And Higher Education, 43(6), 742-773. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2017.1404558