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Report 07-28: Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report: Goal - College Readiness. Measure: Percentage of the Population with High School Diplomas

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

December 2007

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A Commission analysis of high school completion rates shows that the percentage of young adults with a high school diploma is lower in California than in most other states.

In California, high school completion rates vary greatly with age and time of residency in the United States. Completion rates for Latinos are lower than other ethnic groups. Latinos who entered the United States at school age or as adults have substantially lower completion rates than Latinos who were born in the U.S. or entered before school age.

Older Asians who entered the U.S. after school age also have lower completion rates than younger Asians. Language skills may be an obstacle to bringing these segments of the population up to a level where they are ready to re-enter the education system and train for more rewarding careers.

Related Topics: Performance of Higher Education

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