Hope Your Kid isn’t Hispanic or Economically Disadvantaged in a Park City School
We’ve pointed out that the new Sage standardized school test by the state of Utah is like any other standardized test. At 35, your kid won’t even remember they they took it and it’s likely the result won’t alter their lives.
However we are struck by the disparity in proficiency between CAUCASIAN and both HISPANIC and ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED students. While we are sure the test has flaws, a 40% difference between Caucasian students and Hispanic students is crazy. 60+% of Caucasian students are proficient while 19% or less of Hispanic kids are proficient.
Perhaps instead of dual immersion, our schools should worry about just immersing Hispanic and low income students in education at all.
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