Achievement gap

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  • Achievement gap

    1. 1. How important is closing the achievement gap?
    2. 2. By 4th grade, Black and Latino students are on average nearly 3 academic years behind their white and Asian counterparts.
    3. 3. On average, an American student drops out of high school every 26 seconds.
    4. 4. On average, an American student drops out of high school every 26 seconds.
    5. 5. Annually, the US spends $9,644 per student compared to $22,600 per prison inmate.
    6. 6. High school graduates live up to 7 years longer than high school dropouts.
    7. 7. A high school dropout is 8x more likely to be incarcerated than a college graduate.
    8. 8. 90% of incoming freshman come from families in the top half of U.S. annual income distribution.
    9. 9. Only about half the nation's African-American & Latino students graduate from high school on time.
    10. 10. High school graduates will earn approximately $1 million less over their working lives than college graduates.
    11. 11. An effective teacher is the single most important factor in boosting student achievement...
    12. 12. ...more than class size, curriculum, or the dollars spent per student.
    13. 13. An effective teacher is the single most important factor in boosting student achievement.

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