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Document Number: 6037

Pathways to the Bachelorís Degree for Latino Students - Part III of the study Latino Students and The Educational Pipeline, which uses National Educational Longitudinal Study data to compare Latino and white students, focuses on students who attained a bachelorís degree and what it took to get there. By taking into consideration student and family characteristics, postsecondary aspirations and planning behaviors, secondary school activities, postsecondary activities and financial support factors, the bachelorís degree persistence gap can be dramatically reduced by taking action in specific areas. Latino students who are supported by their families in the pursuit of postsecondary education, create a plan by the 8th grade, take three years of mathematics or more, start at a four-year institution, maintain continuous enrollment and a gradepoint average of 2.50 or above can close the gap. (Watson Scott Swail, Alberto F. Cabrera, Chul Lee and Adriane Williams, Educational Policy Institute, April 2005)...

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