Ben Castleman, an assistant professor at EdPolicyWorks and Curry, has text message research in WV cited in new article.
Program Allowing College Counseling Via Texts Shows Promise
As part of the commission's statewide College Foundation of West Virginia, students receive a series of text messages that can guide them through applying for financial aid, registering and preparing for college, and connecting with resources and advisers while on campus. Students can text back to receive counselor assistance.
Researchers from the University of Virginia say students from the high school class of 2014 who received the text reminders attempted a higher number of course credits, earned more credits and completed more courses during their first year of college.