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Day 10: Student Achievement Gap

The Student Achievement Gap refers to the disparity in academic performance between groups of students across different demographics.

These disparities are represented in grades, course selection, and college-completion rates, among other success measures. 


This video discusses academic achievement between students of color and their white counterparts and highlights how socioeconomic status can impact the quality of a child’s education. 

The National Assessment of Educational Progress’s website explores the Student Achievement Gap and how it affects different groups of students' academic performance. 

This article examines how COVID- 19 has impacted the S.A.G. across different demographics, causing issues with education and even causing some students to drop out.

Reflection and Response

Reflecting on your academic experience thus far, have you noticed any inequities in the education system?

What are some factors that may affect the Student Achievement Gap over time?