Publication date: April 2016
Despite being the nation's largest racial/ethnic minority, Hispanics are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—both in college and the workplace. This REL Southwest report reviews the research to identify K–12 factors that predict students' postsecondary STEM success, particularly for Hispanic students. Postsecondary STEM success is defined as enrollment in, persistence in, and completion of postsecondary STEM majors or degrees.
These findings suggest that increasing Hispanic students' math and science preparation and the rates at which they take advanced math and science classes may hold promise for improving STEM outcomes. REL Southwest conducted two related studies, listed below, that build on these findings.
Research alliance sponsor: Texas Hispanic STEM
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