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Blacks continue to lag behind whites in test scores in Ohio, analysis says



Published: Sun, September 22, 2013 @ 7:21 p.m.

Blacks continue to lag behind whites in test scores in Ohio, analysis says

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

The gap between black and white students’ scores on Ohio’s standardized exams persists even when economic advantages are considered, a newspaper analysis concludes.

The Columbus Dispatch review published Sunday found the scores of black students from affluent families and highly rated schools still lag far behind those of their white peers, even lower-income whites.

The newspaper analyzed data from more than two dozen state tests given last year to kindergarten through high school students. It found the average passage rate was 64 percent among black students, and 87 percent among white students.

Experts suggest the finding shows even well-off black students aren’t given the same shot at advanced classes and experienced teachers that white students are.

The finding comes as Ohio’s new A-F report cards place added pressure on closing testing gaps.


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1boofers20(11 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

in other news, water is wet...

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2Knightcap(693 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

So are the experts suggesting that Ohio schools and teachers are prejudice against black students? We just might need the Justice Brothers to shake down the teachers union for some contributions. I think they are all done getting donations off that Rampage Martin thing in Florida.

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3jfgiancola(156 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

There are just as many, if not more, dumbass white kids so I give little credence to this article.

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4stan_smagala(56 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

"There are just as many, if not more, dumbass white kids so I give little credence to this article."

Really, jfgiancola? What data did you analyze to come up with your theory? The newspaper analyzed data from more than two dozen state tests given last year to kindergarten through high school students.

Who should be given "little credence"?

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