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Where are the black students in STEM in Georgia?

Perhaps the saddest table I’ve ever read in my local paper.  “Mathematics II” is Sophomore year (10th grade, 15 years old) in high school mathematics.  APS is Atlantic Public Schools.  I live in Dekalb county.  No wonder we can’t get more Black students into AP CS, if we can’t get past Sophomore year mathematics.

A_Georgia_Tech_researcher_asks__Where_are_the_black_students...___Get_Schooled___www.ajc.com

71 percent of the 2,500 black students in APS who took the Mathematics II exam in 2011, failed and only 1 percent, 25 students, passed with distinction (Pass Plus). By contrast, only 21 percent of white students failed with 79 percent passing and 23 percent of those passing with distinction.

via A Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students… | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com.

September 25, 2013 at 1:32 am 6 comments


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