A new study takes a close look at how Hispanic students in urban school systems are faring compared with their non-Hispanic white peers nationally.
The report by the Council of the Great City Schools also delves into the achievement of Hispanic students who are former English-language learners and compares their progress with that of Hispanic peers who are ELLs and those who are not.
Compared with their white and black peers, Hispanic children are less likely to be able to recognize the alphabet, count to 20 or higher, and write their names upon entering kindergarten, according to the report.
It also notes that Hispanic students achieve lower scores than their white peers on National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and mathematics exams and are more likely than their white and black counterparts to drop out of high school.
A version of this article appeared in the December 07, 2011 edition of Education Week as Hispanic Students