Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004

A Stanford overview study of race, income, and enrollment. Study Link: Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004 Where a student attends college has become increasingly important in the last few decades. As education has grown significantly more important in the labor market, competition among students for access to the most selective […]

Study: Most School Districts Have Achievement Gaps

NAEP statistical analysis from Stanford study. Study: Most School Districts Have Achievement Gaps That five-year period enabled researchers to focus on districts completing a decade of state and federal accountability initiatives designed to close academic gaps between white students and their black and Hispanic peers. Of the 2,500 school districts with a large enough sample […]

Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools

IES Statistical Analysis of NAEP reading assessment, circa 2009 Article Link: Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress July 2009 White students…had higher scores than Black students, on average, on […]

Fact Sheet: Outcomes for Young, Black Men | Tavis Smiley Reports | PBS

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 eighth-grade students. – The twelfth-grade reading scores of African […]

City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students

AP for All is working as planned and increasing minority participation.  Students benefit from AP classes even when they do not pass.  AP classes are commonly the student’s first introduction to College-level Rigor. Link: City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students The number of students taking at least one […]