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  • Policy brief from the James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research | Idaho at a Glance. May 2016, Vol. 7, No. 4 | Hispanics make up 18% of all students in public K-12 schools, compared to 12% of all Idahoans. They accounted for 42% of enrollment growth in the last five years. Average scores on K-12 standardized tests are lower among Hispanic students than among non-Hispanics. Students in Idaho's English Learner Program make up 5% of public K-12 environment. Roughly 80% of these students speak Spanish as their primary language. While the number of Hispanics in postsecondary institutions has tripled int he last ten years, the percentage of Hispanic students enrolling in postsecondary education within a year of high school graduation remains lower than among non-Hispanics. In the last five years, ten K-12 districts and four postsecondary institutions had increases in Hispanic enrollment at the same time they had decreases in non-Hispanic enrollment.

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  • January 1, 2016

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