ETS Policy Notes — Employers and Student Achievement

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Academic achievement demography diversity (student) educational improvement elementary secondary education equal education higher education Hispanic American students Hispanic Americans minority groups socioeconomic status teacher education track system (education)


This issue of ETS Policy Notes (Volume 7, No. 2) highlights some of the viewpoints, research, and data presented at the 1996 ETS Invitational Conference on Latino Education Issues. The meeting brought together four presenters who are nationally recognized scholars with experience with issues related to the educational and socioeconomic conditions of Latinos. Their presentations are summarized in this issue. "Latinos and Education: An Overview of Sociodemographic Characteristics and School Conditions" by Richard R. Valencia characterizes the schooling of Latino students as marked by low achievement and segregation, with a number of inequities and unmet needs. "Preparing Teachers and Administrators To Serve the Needs of Latino Students" by Margarita Calderon describes a systematic approach to schooling for diversity and teacher education to prepare for this schooling. "Students' Pathways to Higher Education: Policy Lessons Learned from the Latino Eligibility Study" by Aida Hurtado and Eugene E. Garcia reviews the problem of the underrepresentation of Latinos in higher education. The final paper, "Aiming for College: Improving the Classroom Instruction of Elementary School Latino Students" by Richard P. Duran, Francisca Escobar, and Michele Wakin, discusses achievement and assessment for instructional improvement for Latino students. ED 415 250.

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