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*But to the subgroups, there a slide...but no data."*

Perhaps this data explains "

*the why*" for the subgroup data omission:

**SBAC 7th grade Math results for Black students show**

41.4% of Black students at Well Below Standard.

41.4% of Black students at Well Below Standard.

So why was that data missing?

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*Lynn said...*

I am not thrilled to see that

I am not thrilled to see that

**one of the measures of progress in "closing the gap" will be % of 8th Grade students completing Algebra 1**and demonstrating proficiency on state test.So let us look at

**SPS 7th grade SBAC math results**looking at SPS White and Black students.

Pass rate

72.9% White Black 31.7% (diff 41.2%)

Level 4 exceeds standard

47.4% White

**Black 7.1%**(diff 40.3%)

The EoC Math 1 tests only about the content of a first semester of Algebra 1 class

Why would anyone believe that putting lots more students into 8th grade Algebra makes any sense?

Is putting unprepared students into Algebra a good idea?

Tacoma puts almost all 8th graders in Algebra and it is a disaster for unprepared or low achieving kids. Tacoma 8th grade SBAC math results show

**All students - Well below standard 35.8%**and almost all of these 701 students were sitting in 8th grade Algebra class in Tacoma schools.

Tacoma SBAC 8th grade math results

Pass rates for

White 46.8% Black 23.9% (diff 22.9%)

Level 4 exceeds standard

23.9 White

**Black 7.7%**(diff 16.2%)

Tacoma 8th grade Black students:

**Well below standard 47.8%**and most of these were in 8th grade Algebra.. Why?

All students

**Well below standard 35.8%**

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Seattle SBAC 8th grade math results

Pass rates for

White 65.0% Black 28.4% (diff 36.6%)

Black

**Well Below Standard 41.4%**

All students

**Well Below Standard 17.4%**

Not a very good performance for Seattle with 41.4% of Black students at Well Below Standard.

So much for closing the "Opportunity Gap" in Math.

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More SPS Data from SBAC 2015,

*MSP 2013,*MSP 2011 in that order

average percent of grade 3 thru 8 scoring at

**Well Below Standard**

37.7 ;

*37.2*; 44.2 :: Black

10.7 ;

*10.9*; 14.3 :: Non Black

5.8 ;;

*6.7*;; 8.6 :: White

23.1 ;

*22.3*; 28.6 :: Non White

16.9 ;

*15.7*; 28.5 :: Non White & Non Black

29.5 ;

*28.1*; 34.7 :: Low Income

6.3 ;;

*6.1*;; 7.9 :: Non Low Income

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average percent of grade 3 thru 8 scoring at

**Exceeds Standard**

9.6 ;;

*11.4*;; 8.1 :: Black

41.3 ;

*45.3*; 38.4 :: Non Black

47.2 ;

*52.3*; 45.7 :: White

26.6 ;

*29.3*; 23.3 :: Non White

34.0 ;

*37.2*; 30.5 :: Non White & Non Black

17.5 ;

*20.1*; 15.0 :: Low Income

47.5 ;

*53.7*; 47.0 :: Non Low Income