Hispanic students account for a larger proportion of students in the United States than ever—and the achievement of these students is key to the continued progress of education in our nation's urban school districts.
Now's your chance to weigh in and learn more about this important group of students.
Join the National Assessment Governing Board for a chat on its Facebook page about Hispanic students' progress, as revealed by the latest Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of The Nation's Report Card, and larger implications for education and policy.
Taking questions will be Florida state Sen. Anitere Flores, a member of the Governing Board; and Delia Pompa, National Council of La Raza's senior vice president of programs.
Facebook Chat: Hispanic Student Achievement in 21 Urban Districts
March 13, 2014
3-3:45 p.m. EDT
Submit a question in advance.
The chat is on March 13, 2014, between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. EDT.
Review the results of The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading—Trial Urban District Assessment, then comment, submit a question, and join the discussion. TUDA provides in-depth results for 21 urban public school districts, tracking fourth- and eighth-grade student achievement in mathematics and reading over time.
Among topics to be explored:
• Hispanic students in Los Angeles scored higher on TUDA in 2013 than in 2011 in mathematics at grade 4; the same groups, in D.C. Public Schools, scored higher in reading at grade 8. What lessons can we take from this?
• There is still an achievement gap between Hispanic and white students in both subjects and grades. What strategies might urban districts use to further improvement among Hispanic students?
The more people exchanging ideas, the better: Please share news of this chat!
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