Sunday, April 23, 2017

How America Turned Against Smart Kids

links to my website, I don't necessarily agree with everything here but brings up good points of when equity means helping top 1% kids. 

(To put these numbers in perspective, the average IQ of a white or Asian student at MIT, by one estimate, is 138.) 


How America Turned Against Smart Kids

Parents of gifted children face egalitarian dogmas and an anti-intellectual culture.

Friday, January 20, 2017

St Paul Minnesota School Test Scores - Asians Lag Whites

St Paul Minnesota School Test Scores

Asians scores somewhat lower than whites in Minnesota statewide but in St Paul score much lower than whites in math, and as low as Hispanic in reading. It does not prove that high Asian achievement is a myth as much as Asians do lag in some parts of America.


Model Minority? In St. Paul, Asian-American Test Scores Lag
www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/model-minority-st-paul-asian...

Public school officials in St. Paul, Minnesota are learning first hand that the "Model Minority" image of Asian Americans indeed is a myth. According to school ...

Model Minority? In St. Paul, Asian-American Test Scores ...
www.ewa.org/.../model-minority-st-paul-asian-american-test-scores-lag

Public school officials in St. Paul, Minnesota are learning first hand that the “Model Minority” image of Asian Americans indeed is a myth.

Model Minority? In St. Paul, Asian-American Test Scores Lag

Public school officials in St. Paul, Minnesota are learning first hand that the “Model Minority” image of Asian Americans indeed is a myth.
According to school records, Asian Americans, the largest racial group in the St. Paul schools have impeccable attendance records and the fewest suspensions. But in the important benchmark of standardized testing, those same students are falling far short compared to the district average.
City data showed Asian American kids are less proficient in math — 38 percent pass the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) vs. 59 percent of Asian American kids statewide, and similarly lag in reading — 29 percent pass MCAs vs. 51 percent of Asian Americans statewide.

Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores ...
www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/achievement-gap-persists-in...
Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores; slight improvement overall. ... In St. Paul, iPads for all.


Mathematics MCA-III Grades 3-8
      AmInd  AsianPI  Hisp  Black  White   
2013  37     61       39    35     70
2014  38     62       40    35     71
Grade 11
2014   24    48       25    20     57
White pass at twice the rate of whites
Asians are close, but lag whites statewide
They lag much worse in urban St. Paul
scrib p. 19
Grade 11



Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds ...
www.twincities.com/2014/08/25/minnesota-student-performance-on...

Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds steady, with some modest gains

Asian/Pacific Islander students alternatively, lagged between 9 and 16 percentage points behind, slightly narrowing the gap between their white peers.
Black students remain the furthest behind and saw the least change over last year’s scores, though the group’s reading scores improved from 32 to 33 percent proficient.


rough pass rates from charts:
St Paul public school asians score much worse than statewide, and much worse than whites. In most districts in west coast, Asians scores only slightly worse in urban districts and better in suburbs compared to whites.
Math Grade 3-8 10 and 11
      AmInd  AsianPI  Hisp  Black  White
2014  32     62       29    25     70
Reading - Asians score as low as Hispanic
2014  35     30       30    25     73


Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

2016 High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

Seattle Times

High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/high-school-graduation-rate-reaches-new-high
Originally published October 17, 2016 at 3:12 am Updated October 17, 2016 at 10:25 am

The administration reported significant differences in graduation rates among groups. 
Asian Americans had a 90.2 percent graduation rate, while 
whites were at 87.6 percent, followed by 
Hispanics at 77.8 percent, 
African-Americans at 74.6 percent and 
Native Americans at 71.6 percent.


2016 US High School Graduation Rate
1.00 is same was white -2.00 means twice as bad
1.25 means 25% better.

grad dropout
Asian 90.2 9.8 1.27
White 87.6 12.4 1.00
Hispanic 77.8 22.2 -1.79
AfricanAm 74.6 25.4 -2.05
NativeAm 71.6 28.4 -2.29

All groups dropout rate is about twice rate of whites

Asians have dropout rate about 25% less

Thursday, May 26, 2016

F-105 Thunderchief vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

F-105 Thunderchief vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

The original YF-17 was a lightweight fighter to counter the poor performance of the massive F-105 Thunderchief in dogfights. Irony:  The Super Hornet is even heavier, similar wing loading. The main difference is nearly twice as much thrust.  If F-105 had a tiny wing unsuited for maneuvering, the Super Hornet wing is just as heavily loaded.

Payload: 14,000 lb     vs 17,750 lb

Super Hornet has wider wings, slightly shorter and less tall.
Length: 64 ft 4.75 in           60 ft 1¼ in
Wingspan: 34 ft 11.25 in     44 ft 8½ in
Height: 19 ft 8 in                16 ft

Wing Loading:    93 lb/ft2    /   : 93 lb/ft²     same

Super Hornet has about same dry thrust with one engine as F-105

Thrust dry             14,300  / 13,000 lbf
Thrust afterburner: 24,500 lb /   44,000 lb
Thrust/Weight:  0.74         /  0.93

Super Hornet is heavier
weights                          
empty            27,500 lb   /  32,081 lb
combat          35,637     /  47,000 lb
max takeoff   52,546 l   / 65,180 lbs

Range

Super Hornet
Range: 1,275 nmi (2,346 km) clean plus two AIM-9s[21]
Combat radius: 390 nmi (449 mi, 722 km) for interdiction mission[162]

Ferry range    2,210 mi / 2,070 mi    ~same
Max mach  Mach 2.08    Mach 1.8   F-105 over M2, F-18 slightly under M2
Max speed  1,372 mph,   1,190 mph

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2012 President Election Exit Polls By Race

2012 President Election Exit Polls By Race

Economist chart from NY Times data:


The white vote went to Mr. Romney, mostly by wide margins. But Hispanics and Asians moved toward Mr. Obama, continuing their consolidation as Democrats.


Race and  Ethnicity


All statesN.Y.Mass.Calif.N.J.Conn.IowaWis.Nev.N.H.Pa.Va.Fla.Colo.OhioN.C.Ariz.Mo.Ind.
WhiteRomney: 59%495753565151515651576161545768626560
BlackObama: 93%9492969693N.A.9492N.A.939395N.A.9696N.A.9489
HispanicObama: 71%89N.A.72N.A.79N.A.6671N.A.80646075546877N.A.N.A.
AsianObama: 73%N.A.N.A.79N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.50N.A.N.A.66N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.