Equity Initiatives: Struggles of the Latino Student. Teachers Teaching Teachers January 15, 2010. On your note card, please record answers to this question & statement: Who or what motivated you to attend this session? Write down 3 words on how your students would describe you.
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Teachers Teaching Teachers
January 15, 2010
attend this session?
students would describe you.Questions for Personal Reflection
“They are lazy. It is mostly the students fault because they are not paying attention.”
“They don’t think they can make it. Their family didn’t finish school so they don’t think they will either.”
“People say they don’t know what it is. One girl took her Mexican flag and someone told her they were going to burn it someday.”
A Steering Committee formed in September, 2009, to identify district goals which could be implemented in the classroom; these goals focused on enhancing the present academic and future successes of our Latino population.What is Equity Initiatives?
The Steering Committee created a listing of “Hopes and Dreams” that might be implemented one day.
Take a moment to look them over with us on the following slides.HOPES AND DREAMS: CALL TO ACTION
Access to resources (i.e. make students aware of academic resource centers, opportunities
We continue to grow in our abilities to effectively identify barriers (i.e. surveys, etc.)
Students who are disenfranchised would see school as a safe haven, a place to excel
Families need to know that it is okay to interact with the teacher. – We need to increase our “marketing” of this information to the Latino community.\
# of Students Enrolled 1266 1442
Percentage Hispanic and
multi-racial 15% 20.2%
Graduation Rate of
Latino students 97.1% 52.7%
Low Income 9% 11.2%
Mobility Rate 4% 17.5%Vital Statistics ( Data per 2009 District Report Card)
PSAE REPORT CARD FINDINGS FOR JUNIOR CLASS ~Economically Disadvantaged (Free Lunch Program)
1. Academic Warning 3. Meets Standard
2. Below Standard 4. Exceeds Standards
Class # Students % Students
Prep English 12 23.1%
Reg English 29 55.8%
Hon English 7 13.5%
ESL 3 5.8%
Of the 29 Latino students in Regular English during their junior year, roughly 11 students (38%) did not adequately pass Junior English.
Only 18 students received a C or higher in the class.
Similar trends were seen in the freshmen and sophomore English classes.Vital Statistics
What percentage of your daily life are you personally affected by race?
• Write answers directly in test booklet• Dictate answers• Respond in home language
• Allow extra assessment time• Provide breaks during testing• Administer in several sessions
• Administer in small groups• Administer individually• Administer in separate roomModifications or accommodations on assignments and tests
Some ideas for assisting minority students with essential course content, access these websites:
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