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Students of color face gaps throughout the achievement spectrum. On the 2011 fourth-grade math NAEP, roughly 1 in 10 white students scored at the advanced level, compared with only 1 in 50 Hispanic students and 1 in 100 black students. If we want to close gaps between groups of students, we need to focus not just on our lowest performing students, but on average and high-achieving students as well. For more information, visit www.edtrust.org/high_end_gaps.

 

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