New UA Study suggests Mexican American Studies in TUSD is a success!

An empirical analysis of the effects of Mexican American Studies participation on student achievement within Tucson Unified School District

Nolan L. Cabrera, University of Arizona
Jeffrey F. Milem, University of Arizona
Ronald W. Marx, University of Arizona

From the author, UA Professor Nolan Cabrera:

Here it is (finally!): The most thorough and robust analysis of TUSD’s Mexican American Studies program to date. It is has been a long journey with my co-authors Jeff Milem and Ron Marx, and I really appreciate TUSD making these data available.

Through all of the statistics, one issue is clear: “there is a consistent, significant, positive relationship between MAS participation and student academic performance.”