Quote of the Day 10/17/2013

Consistently across the three subject areas (reading, math, and science), minority and poor children tested highest in “D” and “F” schools and lowest in “A” and “B” schools. Put differently, according to the State’s own effectiveness grades, “A” and “B” schools are the least effective for poor and minority children; high scoring, affluent students in those schools produce averages that give the appearance of school effectiveness for all, essentially masking the especially low performance of poor and minority children.

-A report by researchers at OU and OSU showing that Oklahoma’s A-F grades for schools conceal achievement gaps and do not provide meaningful information about school quality (Source: http://bit.ly/18oXaJE)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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