A collection of data and links to sources of data regarding Latino/Hispanic issues in education.


The English Learner Dropout Dilemma: Multiple Risks and Multiple Resources, Rebecca M. Callahan, California Dropout Research Center, UC Santa Barbara ~ February 2013

The Role of Language and Literacy in College - and Career Ready - Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners  Alliance for Excellent Education ~ October 2012

Twenty to One: Wealth Gaps Rise  to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics
Pew Hispanic Center  ~ July, 2011

Achievement Gaps How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress 8 MB Statistical Analysis  ~ June, 2011


Summit Report: Increasing Latino Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Careers [PDF format]

The contents of this report are based on the presentations and discussions from the 2008 IBM Corporation inaugural summit titled America’s Competitiveness: Hispanic Participation in Technology Careers, which was held May 5th-6th at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, New York.

funded by IBM, September 2008



2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate [PDF format]

The 2006 National Survey of Latinos is the first major public opinion poll of the Hispanic population since the pro-immigration marches and policy debate this year. It was conducted by telephone among a nationally representative sample of 2,000 Hispanic adults from June 5 to July 3, 2006. The survey has a margin of error of 3.8% for the full sample.

Source: Pew Hispanic Center
Date: July 13, 2006.



American Community: 2004

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, as an official U.S. Census Information Center in partnership with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development, is pleased to assist the U.S. Census Bureau in announcing the release on February 15, 2007, of three informative reports on Asian Americans, Black Americans, and Hispanic Americans based on the 2004 American Community Survey. Each report can be downloaded in PDF format.

The American Community -- Asians: 2004
The American Community -- Hispanics: 2004
The American Community -- Blacks: 2004



Being bilingual may keep your mind young

Two languages are better than one when it comes to keeping the brain young, Canadian researchers reported Monday.

Source: Reuters
Date: June 14, 2004.



From Risk to Opportunity Fulfilling the Educational Needs of Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century

The report of a Presidential Advisory Commission charged with developing an action plan to close the educational achievement gap for Hispanic Americans. The Commission recommended six strategies. A link to the entire report is at the bottom of the summary.

Date: March 31, 2003.



How Race Counts for Hispanic Americans

There are nearly a million black Hispanics in the U.S., and they are more similar to non-Hispanic blacks than to other Hispanic racial groups. The fastest growing segment of the Hispanic community describes itself not as black or white, but simply as Hispanic. This report describes how race is counted among Hispanics, and shows that different Hispanic racial groups are very distinct in terms of socioeconomic status and residential patterns.

Report by the Lewis Mumford Center
Publication date: July 14, 2003.

Poverty Racism and Literacy

Author: Sandra Kirka , Mary Ann Corley
Date: 2003



The Latino Education Equity Index

By juxtaposing educational achievement data with information about access to in-school resources and exposure to out-of-school factors known to be correlated to learning outcomes, The Latino Educational Equity Index is intended to present a more balanced view of educational gaps than is possible from viewing achievement data, alone.

Latino Educational Equity provides three essays [in PDF format] on best practices in Latino education in the United States.

Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame



Mathematical Proficiency in All Students: Towards a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education

A RAND Panel Report. The panel identified three areas for focused R&D-development of teachers' mathematical knowledge, teaching and learning of skills for mathematical thinking and problem-solving, and teaching and learning of algebra from kindergarten through grade 12.

Rand Panel Chaired by Deborah Lowenberg Ball
Publication Date: April 2003



S, Se Puede! Yes, We Can: Latinas in School

This comprehensive report, S, Se Puede! Yes, We Can: Latinas in School, reviews the educational (K-12) status and progress of Latinas. It explores the cultural interaction between America's Hispanic children and the schools they attend. The report, sponsored by AAUW, looks at Latinas and how their futures--or "possible selves"--are influenced by their families, their culture, their peers,their teachers, and the media.

Authors: Angela B. Ginorio and Michelle Huston.
Publication Date: 2000



Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics

Description: Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics draws on the many statistics published by NCES in a variety of reports and synthesizes these data in one compact volume. In addition to indicators drawn from existing government reports, some indicators were developed specifically for this report. The objective of this report is to make information about the educational status of Hispanics easily accessible to a variety of audiences.

Cover Date: April 2003
Web Release: April 15, 2005
Publication #: (NCES 2003008)
Authors: Llagas, Charmaine.