College-level readiness and Latino males in California: a mixed methods study

The purpose of this study was to identify promising practices, processes, and policies in California public schools that prepare high percentages of Latino males to enroll in postsecondary education and to achieve college graduation. Villenas and Foley (2010) supported and encouraged the use of a mixed methods approach to document college-level readiness of Latino males, as well as, college attainment and persistence. Based on the findings from the survey and interviews, the researcher offered five recommendations for both K-12 and postsecondary education to assist and support Latino males successful pursuit of a postsecondary degree.