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Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set

The data set reveal where students are performing above and below the national level.

The data set reveal where students are performing above and below the national level.

Image Credit: Stanford Educational Data Archive
Apr 29 2016

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Sean Reardon and colleagues review more than 200 million test scores to spotlight communities with the nation’s worst achievement gaps.

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national grade-level average, according to Stanford Graduate School of Education research based on a massive new data set recently created from more than 200 million test scores.

The research also revealed that nearly all U.S. school districts with substantial minority populations have large achievement gaps between their white and black and white and Hispanic students.