Random PBS reported statistics on the Achievement Gap. Though we did not verify, they do list their sources.
Article: Fact Sheet: Outcomes for Young, Black Men | Tavis Smiley Reports | PBS
– On average, African American twelfth-grade students read at the same level as white
– The twelfth-grade reading scores of African American males were significantly lower than
those for men and women across every other racial and ethnic group.
– Only 14% of African American eighth graders score at or above the proficient level. These results reveal that millions of young people cannot understand or evaluate text, provide relevant details, or support inferences about the written documents they read.