The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2015: Hispanic Students
Excelencia in Education
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There is historic growth in Latino numbers entering colleges and universities in the United States, and many Latino students are making progress toward college and career readiness. Yet Latino high school students demonstrate college readiness in key academic areas in 2015 at largely similar levels to previous graduating classes, which is below other groups of students. While this report benchmarks Hispanic students’ college and career readiness, it also describes how the US educational system serves this large and growing proportion of today’s students and future employees. This report includes several recommendations about improving readiness for Hispanic students and all students by involving Latino parents in the educational system, increasing Latino teacher recruitment and development, encouraging education system alignment, supporting practitioners’ educationally purposeful data use, and increasing STEM curriculum development and STEM interest and career exploratory pathways. This report coincides with the announcement from ACT to establish the ACT Center for Equity in Learning, designed to create, lead, and coordinate strategic approaches to improve equity, access, opportunity, and success for all.