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ERIC Number: ED532055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Ensuring America's Future by Increasing Latino College Completion: Latino College Completion in 50 States. Executive Summary
Santiago, Deborah; Soliz, Megan
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. This initiative included the release of a benchmarking guide for projections of degree attainment disaggregated by race/ethnicity that offered multiple metrics to track national progress. However, the initiative recognizes the majority of policy and program changes in education take place at state and local levels. This executive summary of "Latino College Completion in 50 states" synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each factsheet provides state level snapshots about Latinos in the educational pipeline, the equity gap between Latinos and whites in achievement, and examples of evidence-based practices increasing Latino degree attainment to inform more intentional efforts to increase degree attainment. Data-driven snapshots of Latino degree attainment for each state with metrics and promising programs across the country improving Latino degree attainment are all tools to inform policy and practice. However, data are only as good as they are used. Excelencia in Education is working with partners across the country to increase degree attainment overall and ensure Latino student success is included in the policy and practice intended to improve degree attainment for all. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [For the national snapshot report, "Latino College Completion: United States," see ED532060.]
Excelencia in Education. 1752 N Street NW 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-778-8323; Fax: 202-955-5770; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: United States