Jun 24, 2011

Achievement Gap Persists Between Hispanic And White Students (No Shit!)

The achievement gap between Hispanic students and their white peers hasn't narrowed from the early 1990s to 2009, according to a federal report released today.

Math and reading scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) rose for both groups in fourth and eighth grade. But the persistent gap in scores is troubling. Policymakers have been trying to narrow the achievement gaps between minorities and white students for years.

An education is a basic civil right, and we need to work to ensure all of our students learn and achieve at high levels regardless of their race or ethnicity.
The achievement gap in a few states was smaller than the national gap in both subjects and both grades. That was the case in: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri and Wyoming.

To read the report, click here: Nation's Report Card.

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