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dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Erika R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-24T20:23:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-24T20:23:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.issn 1554-3927
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.14/6
dc.description Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tracy F. Tolbert Department of Criminal Justice en_US
dc.description.abstract Research shows that Latinos/Hispanics are the largest minority population in the United States; however, compared to other race/ethnic groups these students have the lowest educational attainment rates in all areas of education. Starting in 2012, students attending LAUSD will be required to complete the A-G Requirement to graduate from high school. The purpose of this study is to explore how LAUSD’s A-G Requirement is affecting the achievement gap and may, in the future, contribute to Latino/Hispanic students’ dropout rate. As a medium for an in-depth analysis, a previous study conducted by LAUSD, statistics from the California Department of Education, and literature are utilized. Data indicate that Latino/Hispanic high school students have the lowest A-G completion rate and that poor social support and knowledge required of school faculty emerge as barriers to complete the A-G Requirement. Based on the analysis, policy recommendations will be given to LAUSD as a tool to address and improve Latino/Hispanic A-G completion and graduation rates. The project was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Tracy F. Tolbert (Department of Criminal Justice, CSULB). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University Long Beach en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Journal;Volume XV
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice en_US
dc.title Widening the Gap: LAUSD’s A-G Initiative and Latino/Hispanic Students’ High School Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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