the education lifecycle of african american and latino/a students: from middle school preparation to...

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Presented by Prep for Prep and Loyola University Maryland at the 2014 NPEA conference in Minneapolis, MN on April 24-25, 2014.


  • 1. CINDY PEREZ, PREP FOR PREP SHEILAH SHAW HORTON, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND RICCO SIASOCO, PREP FOR PREP he Educational Lifecycle of African merican and Latino/a Students: om Middle School Preparation to College Admission ompletion ional Partnership for Educational Access Conference il 25, 2014

2. What are the socio-economic barriers to, and cultural capital necessary for, college success among African American and Latino/a students? How might an educational lifecycle that focuses on intensive middle school preparation and extends into college matriculation impact the graduation rates of African American and Latino/a students? How can colleges and community-based organizations partner to support these specific student populations? Key Questions 3. Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students Director of College Guidance Director of Undergraduate Affairs Professional experiences that span all sides of the table Colleges and universities Community-based organizations Clinical field experience Extensive work with first-generation college students at all stages of educational lifecycle Who Are We? 4. International comparison of Academic Achievement. Fact Sheet by Alliance for Excellent Education Study by OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) looked at fifteen year-old students from the United States compared with fifteen-year-olds in other OECD member countries in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to measure of academic proficiency In 2012 U.S. ranked 17th out of 34 OECD countries in reading literacy Seventeen percent of U.S. fifteen-year-olds did not reach PISA baseline of reading proficiency U.S. raked twenty-first out of thirty four OECD countries in scientific literacy U.S. average performance in mathematics was below the OECD average , U.S. students ranked twenty-sixth out of thirty-four OECD countries. How Does U.S. Achievement Compare to Other Countries? 5. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% All Students Black Hispanic White High Sch Grad College Grad U.S. Graduation Rates (Class of 2011) Source: Alliance for Excellent Education 6. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% All Students Black Hispanic Below Basic Basic U.S. Literacy Rates (Class of 2011) Source: Alliance for Excellent Education 7. Educational Attainment trends between 1990-2012 At least a high school diploma for 25-29 year olds increased from 86% to 90% Bachelors degree or higher increased from 23% to 33% Racial/Ethnic breakdown At least a high school diploma Whites: 90% to 95% Blacks: 83% to 89% Hispanics: 58% to 75% Bachelors degree or higher Whites: 26% to 40% Blacks 13% to 23% Hispanics 8 to 15% Educational Attainment Trends 8. Academic foundation Social/emotional development Vision for success Part I: Middle School to High School Academic skill development Leadership skills Interests defined Part II: High School to College Matriculation Academic Achievement Personal and professional Development Part III: College Transition to Graduation & Career The Educational Lifecycle 9. Academic foundation Social/emotional development Vision for success Part I Part I: Middle School to High School Preparation 10. K-6 Universal Pre-K Baby College (Harlem Childrens School) Middle School Programs Community-based and public school programs Prep for Prep Family Engagement Early School Interventions 11. Transitions Identify them and stressors that normally occur Academic Life Assessments Time Management Social/Extra-curricular Interest and level of involvement Transition from Middle School to High School 12. Academic skill development Leadership skills Interests defined Part II Part II: High School to College Matriculation 13. Barriers Diversity of student issues with race and ethnicity Financial Challenges Family Support Utilizing Resources Interpersonal Challenges 9-12 Academic Achievement College Guidance Transitioning from High School to College 14. Assessment of current student situation Curriculum rigor and achievement Academic and Social Identifying gaps Family influence Motivation Interests and college fit Providing College Access 15. Financial considerations Intervention Secondary school College Counselors AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination National College Advising Corps Pre-Summer College Programs Franklin and Marshall College Prep Program Community Based Organizations Prep for Prep, Urban Youth Collaboration, City Squash, Posse Foundation, REACH Prep and Figure Skating in Harlem. Providing College Access 16. Prepare Campus for the arrival of diversity Strategically align resources Target to Open Resources Connect with Outside Resources Strategies 17. Academic Achievement Personal and professional Development Part III Part III: College Matriculation to Graduation & Career 18. Academic + Social = Professional Advancement Vision for Future + Realistic assessment of skills and Career Requirements = Opportunity Practical Skills Self Advocacy Asking Questions Breaking Tasks into Manageable Parts Using the resources = empowerment Equations for College Success 19. Summer Bridge Programs Loyola University Maryland: Ignatius Scholars Program Boston College: College Transition Program College Guidance (Prep for Prep) Graduation Rates Successes for Male Students of Color 20. At college level: What outside organizations do your students attend? Is there organizational collaboration? Does your bridge program extend into academic year? Does it expect ongoing relationship with faculty of advisors how is this structurally designed? How has the environment prepared itself for the diversity? Educated staff and faculty Physical environment of openness Consider potential financial barriers to early support and success Created programs to target specific groups Questions for the Audience 21. Cindy M. Perez Director of College Guidance [email protected] Sheilah Shaw-Horton Vice President for Student Development, Loyola University [email protected] Ricco Siasoco Director of Undergraduate Affairs [email protected] Contact Information