EdPolicyWorks Sponsors Talk by Stanford Professor on Racial Inequality in Education


10/09/2016

Charlottesville Tomorrow

At EdPolicyWorks sponsored talk, Stanford Professor Sean Reardon discussed racial and ethnic educational achievement gaps.

 

At talk at UVa, a ‘disturbing picture of racial inequality in education’

 

Sean Reardon, Stanford’s endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, gave a lecture Friday at the University of Virginia. The talk was sponsored by EdPolicyWorks, a collaboration between UVa’s Curry School of Education and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Reardon shared findings from his study of a dataset of more than 200 million student test scores from 2009 to 2013 that has allowed him to study racial and ethnic achievement gaps at an unprecedented level of detail...

...Reardon’s study suggests that the socioeconomic profile of a district is a strong predictor of the average test score performance of its students. He found that only 68 of the 1,000 poorest school districts in the United States were testing above average. All of these outlier districts were small, Reardon said.