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Educator Diversity Crucial for Closing Achievement Gap

 The so-called achievement gap has drawn widespread attention in the field of education. Schools with a large number of minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds often perform poorly on state assessment tests. 119 more words

Douglas Reeves

Education Update: 5/27/15

Education Update is a weekly blog post highlighting recent developments in the world of education. The linked articles and summaries are not endorsements, rather frame points of view to begin conversations about the state of education, trends, and how we as designers can play an active role in shaping schools. 358 more words


Standardized tests correlations within and between California public schools

To exploit some of my prior work with California’s test score data, I decided to extend this analysis to SAT, ACT, and AP scores in the state of California, i.e., to compare the relationships of these different tests within and between schools. 364 more words


Some quick plots pertaining to various "Asian" ethnic groups

Back in my earlier post on the effects of concentrated poverty, I mentioned that California provides test score data for various specific “Asian” ethnic groups (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hmong, etc) and that I might update my analysis with that information later. 161 more words