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Copy of Systemic Inequity in Public Schools

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Tia Kemp

on 7 July 2017

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Transcript of Copy of Systemic Inequity in Public Schools

Systemic Inequity in
Seattle Public Schools
System = Education

Specifically -> Seattle Public Schools
EQUALITY: Equal Rights, Status, Numbers, Etc
The focus is about what is equal.

example: Everyone receives a new pair of shoes!
EQUITY: Fairness and Justice
The focus is about what is just.

example: Everyone receives a new pair of shoes that fits!
Describe the behavior of a student you've worked with who is successful academically.
Describe the behavior of a student you've worked with who is struggling academically.
Rank the factors that affect
academic student success from
the most influential to the least.
What do the colors signify systemically?
How have you seen these factors at work
in the schools where you volunteer?
"The Achievement Gap":
In 2011-2012, only 60% of the 4th graders at Bailey Gatzert met state math standards.
At Garfield High School 93.8% of non low-income students met reading standards compared to 66.1% of low-income students (HSPE 2012).
54% of low-income 8th grade students in Seattle met the standards in reading, compared to 67% of non low-income 8th grade students.
Should where children live in Seattle
determine their academic success?
Tutor & Mentor Training Part 3
Seattle University Youth Initiative
ACTIVITY: What does your ideal academic community look like?
What is the "Achievement Gap"/"The Opportunity Gap"?

This term refers to the disparity in academic performance between African-Americans and Latinos and their White and Asian-American peers. A similar gap also exists between low-income and middle to high-income families.

Examples are found in…
 Standardized test scores
 Enrollment in “gatekeeper” courses
(advanced math, AP courses, especially true at WMS and Garfield)

Drop out rates

College completion
In Seattle Public Schools:
Last year, students who participated in SU After School programming at Bailey Gatzert saw their MAP scores in math grow by 5 more points than students who did not participate (22 point growth for SUYI participants, 17 points for non-participants).
The Youth Initiative impact so far...

Last year, 55 out of 390 Bailey Gatzert students were homeless. That is 14% of the student population.
Why is equity in education important?


What does this mean to you personally?
Thank you for your participation!
Meet & Greet!
3rd graders at Bailey Gatzert who met state Math standards increased from 35% to 49% in the 2012-2013 school year
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