This D.C. Action for Children KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot examines citywide achievement by the public school kids in Washington, D.C. It takes an in-depth look at achievement in the fourth and eighth grades. This brief also suggests that more analysis is needed to determine how place and neighborhood – where children live and where they go to school – may affect the achievement gap.

February 1, 2012

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshots

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Root causes of achievements gaps, beyond socioeconomic differences.

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    How black and Hispanic students perform, compared to their white peers.

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    How place, race and income affect academic achievement.

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    Why neighborhood-focused strategies are crucial to narrowing D.C.’s educational achievement gap.

Key Takeaway

Persistent Disparities in D.C.

While every child deserves equal educational opportunity, significant disparities in achievement exist among public school students in the District of Columbia.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations