Education Report Roundup

Study Examines Successful Schools Serving Poor Latinos

By Kevin Bushweller — April 05, 2006 1 min read

“Why Some Schools With Latino Children Beat the Odds ... and Others Don’t” is posted by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Schools with large percentages of poor Latino students that show steady academic gains have common characteristics, such as a commitment to ongoing assessment and providing academic intervention for struggling students.

Produced by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University in Tempe, the report outlines six common characteristics for successful schools with mostly Latino students from low-income families. The report bases its conclusions on 12 elementary and middle schools in Arizona that continue to improve and are scoring well on reading and math tests. It compares those schools with poorly performing schools serving similar student populations.