The achievement gap between black and white students in D.C. schools is the largest among urban U.S. school systems, according to a new federal study.
The study also found that D.C. schools have the widest achievement gap among Hispanic and white students. Based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the study is made up of reading and math exams taken by fourth- and eighth-grade students across the country.
The Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton wrote about the results on Wednesday:
“On the fourth-grade math test, for example, black students in the District scored an average of 223 points out of a possible 500 while their white classmates averaged 272, or 49 points higher. That difference is more than twice the national achievement gap for that test.”
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