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On Saturday, August 25, students in the 6th to 12th grade
were invited to attend the NAACP Youth Works Program’s 2nd Annual College
Readiness and Scholarship Fair sponsored by Naperville School District 204 at
Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
I attended the college fair with my 15 year old daughter
and picked up a lot of good information including a book called “Voices” African
American and Hispanic Students’ Perceptions Regarding the Academic Achievement
Gap, a newly released report on attitudes toward ongoing differences in school
performance that show correlation to race and ethnicity in DuPage County.
According to the 2011
Illinois State Report Card, 85% of White and 9% of Asian third grade students
demonstrated reading proficiency on the 2011 Illinois Standards Achievement Test
(ISAT) compare to only 61% of Hispanics and 61% of African Americans.
are aware that performance gaps have existed between African American and His
panic students and their White peers since the inception of standardized
The book offers 25 findings and 27 recommendations. Check
it out if you want to do something about the performance gap.