Publication date: October 2017
With the goal of improving student success after high school, many states have worked to increase the rigor of graduation requirements. In this vein, New Mexico began requiring high school students to complete at least one advanced course in order to graduate. This study looked at the first three cohorts of high school students subject to the new requirements and identified the percentage of American Indian, Hispanic, and White students who enrolled in and completed advanced coursework.
The findings help inform and identify potential gaps in services (such as advising and instructional and linguistic support) and, ultimately, highlight areas for improvement in promoting advanced course completion among all high school students, particularly traditionally underserved students.
Research alliance sponsor: New Mexico Achievement Gap
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