The achievement gap that separates black and Hispanic students from white and Asian students remains in sharp focus a day after students in Montgomery County marched in downtown Rockville to urge action on the long-standing problem.
Here are figures broken down by race and ethnicity for the class of 2013, drawn from state and county data, on a handful of measures of academic success.
Four-year graduation rate, in percent
Asian: 95 or higher
Four-year cohort dropout rate
Asian: 3 or less
Participation in Advanced Placement (AP) - Percent taking at least one exam
Performance on AP - Percent earning at least one college-ready exam score
SAT Participation: Percent taking the college entrance test
SAT and ACT: Percent of test-takers with career and college-ready scores of at least 1650 on the SAT and/or at least 24 on the ACT
SAT Performance: Mean combined score
SOURCE: Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland State Department of Education