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Document Number: 5512

Latino Student Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Latino students are one of the fastest growing groups enrolling in postsecondary education today and nearly half of them are enrolled at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). This policy brief summarizes what is known about Latino student achievement and suggests further areas of research. Six HSIs participated in a 12-month research study that compared institutional practices with student outcomes. Promising practices include: using disaggregated student data to identify areas of need, partnering with K-12 and community colleges to increase Latino participation, and encouraging strong leadership that is committed to the success of Latino students. (Deborah A. Santiago, Sally J. Andrade and Sarita E. Brown, January 2004)...

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