A new research report by TPCSA reveals that even at the top-rated schools in Texas, students of color are dramatically less likely to meet state academic standards than their White peers.
The report, Texas’ Hidden Achievement Gaps, takes a close look at the data for 4,500 traditional district schools with an “A” or “B” grade on the state’s School Report Cards. It finds that across the board, from major metro areas to suburbs, Texas has shocking White-Black and White-Hispanic achievement gaps that are undermining the state’s goal of preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow
But the report also shows that one strategy for addressing the problem is working: The expansion of public charter schools. Texas public charters are making dramatic progress closing these achievement gaps — and in some cases, even reversing them completely.