‘Cooling out’ Hispanic immigrant youth : an analysis of math course placement in middle school

dc.contributor.advisorMuller, Chandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWeitzman, Abigail
dc.creatorHuss, Katarina A
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-5174-4531
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-23T00:09:16Z
dc.date.available2023-08-23T00:09:16Z
dc.date.created2023-05
dc.date.issued2023-04-21
dc.date.submittedMay 2023
dc.date.updated2023-08-23T00:09:17Z
dc.description.abstractThough immigrant youth and families may view education as a path to social mobility, immigrant youth face a variety of barriers to academic achievement. While school programs, like language learning programs, should help students overcome barriers in education, like English fluency, these programs may also dampen educational prospects for youth. Youth already at a disadvantage and recent arrivals may be at the highest risk of experiencing disparities in K-12 education. This paper aims to analyze how schools shape the K-12 educational experiences of immigrant youth based on their time of migration to the U.S. through programs like Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Using data from a predominantly Hispanic Texas school district, I find that immigrant youth who arrive after first grade have less access to advanced math courses and, as a function of their LEP designation, are overrepresented in remedial math courses. Theoretically, the findings suggest that recently arrived immigrant youths' educational trajectories may be dampened by their LEP designation in ways that have lasting effects on their educational prospects.
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/121198
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/48028
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectImmigration
dc.subjectRace & ethnicity
dc.subjectMath
dc.subjectLanguage learners
dc.title‘Cooling out’ Hispanic immigrant youth : an analysis of math course placement in middle school
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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