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Making a Decision About College Interactive Case: Supporting Data
Let’s take a step back and reflect on some of the larger trends and statistics around high school and college graduation rates.
Data show that a postsecondary degree is beneficial for positive life outcomes1
Many young people are attending postsecondary institutions2
Increasing numbers of Black and Hispanic students are attending college
Inequalities, however, still exist, particularly for Latinas (women of Hispanic heritage)
A number of policies shape and support decisions about college
Next, complete two short reflection questions and click "done" to gain additional insights. Please note: Once you click "done" your responses are no longer retrievable.You may want to copy and paste your responses into a word document.
|Marisela, high school senior
||Marisela's mother||Biology teacher||Guidance Counselor||Supporting data||Up next ->||University
|Piecing it all together
1 College Board. (2013). Education pays 2013: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society. Retrieved from http://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/education-pays-2013-full-report-022714.pdf
4 The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. (2015). Hispanic educational progress timeline from 1990 to 2015. Retrieved from http://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2015/03/WHIEEH-Timeline_Comp_REV-3-508.pdf
5 Gándara, P. (2015). Fulfilling America’s future: Latinas in the U.S., 2015. Retrieved from http://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/files/2015/09/Fulfilling-Americas-Future-Latinas-in-the-U.S.-2015-Final-Report.pdf
6 Gándara, P. (2015); Gándara, P., Alvarado, E., Driscoll, A., & Orfield, G. (2012). Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color. Retrieved from http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/college-access/diversity/building-pathways-to-transfer-community-colleges-that-break-the-chain-of-failure-for-students-of-color
7 Smith, J., Pender, M., Howell, J., & Hurwitz, M. (2012). A review of the causes and consequences of students’ postsecondary choices. Retrieved from http://research.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/2014/9/literature-causes-consequences-students-postsecondary-choices.pdf
8 Lopez, M.H. (2009). Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap. PEW Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewhispanic.org/2009/10/07/latinos-and-education-explaining-the-attainment-gap/