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