ERIC Number: ED480202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Hispanic Education in Arizona, 2002.
Gonzalez, Josue M.; Szecsy, Elsie M.
This report focuses on the education of Latinos in Arizona, offering a global overview of the complex, multifaceted problems that contribute to the generalized disenfranchisement of this group. Data portray the current status of the education of Arizona's preK-16 Hispanics. The report is based on longitudinal and comparative and disaggregated student performance data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards, and the Stanford Achievement Test, ninth edition; high school dropout and graduation rate statistics; college graduation rate and faculty demographics from three Arizona universities; and educational attainment levels of Hispanic adults from the U.S. Census. Results indicate that Arizona's Hispanic population is growing dramatically. Between 1990-2000, there was a downward trend in the percentage of Hispanic students who scored better than "below basic" in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Hispanics failed to achieve "at or above basic" at about twice the rate of non-Hispanic white students. In 2000, a little more than half of Arizona's Hispanics over age 17 years had completed high school. In 2000-2001, nearly 45 percent of all Arizona high school dropouts were Hispanic. In 2000, fewer than 6 percent of Arizona's Hispanics had a Bachelor's degree or higher. In 2000-2001, 31 percent of 7-12 public school students, 19 percent of community college students, but only 11 percent of students in Arizona's public universities were Hispanic. (Contains 38 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Literacy, Low Achievement, Population Trends
Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity, College of Education, P. O. Box 871511, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1511. Tel: 480-965-7134; Fax: 480-965-1511; Web site: http://www.asu.edu/educ/sceed.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Stanford Achievement Tests