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High-Performing Schools Serving Mexican American Students: What They Can Teach Us. ERIC Digest


A study examined the characteristics of successful schools along the Texas-Mexico border, where high percentages of students were Mexican American, came from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and had limited English proficiency. Three elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools were selected on the basis of the following criteria: enrollment of at least 66.6 percent Mexican American students, above-average standardized test scores on the Texas state assessment system, and state or national recognition.

  • Author/Creator: Scribner, Alicia Paredes, Scribner, Jay D. Corp Author Eric Clearinghouse on Rural Education, Small Schools, Charleston W. V.
  • Date Published: 12-00
  • Year: 2001

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