Eric Grodsky

Eric Grodsky
Professor, Department of Sociology,
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Eric Grodsky is professor of sociology and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His research focuses on inequality in higher education, including work on affirmative action; socioeconomic inequalities in college attendance and completion; changes in the role of merit in these processes over time; and the role of college-readiness information in high school students’ college preparatory behavior. Grodsky is also involved in a study of the relationship between adolescent sexual activity and educational attachment and achievement; work on the effects of college remediation on persistence and time to degree; and research on the determinants of entry into and persistence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at baccalaureate institutions. He is codirector of the Madison (Wisconsin) Education Partnership. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

updated 2011

Publications by Eric Grodsky
Like most other universities in the country, the University of California (UC) requires that students submit scores from either the SAT or ACT exams as part of their application package. These tests have their origins in the efforts of a handful of…
Examining the Effect of the Early Assessment Program at California State University
This paper investigates how participation in the Early Assessment Program (EAP), which provides California high school juniors with information about their academic readiness for college-level work at California State University campuses, affects…