Maps illustrate learning disparities between white and Latino students

Idaho’s Latino students are routinely left behind their peers in classrooms across the state.

Data shows that phenomenon is more prevalent in some districts than in others.

Idaho EdNews compared the standardized test scores (ISAT scores) for white students and Latino students to analyze whether students are learning math and English at an equal rate. The data shows that, in most school districts, far more white students are considered proficient in these subjects than their Latino peers. These maps illustrate that gap.

The darker the color on the map, the larger the gap between the two groups. Hover over a school district for more detailed information, and slide the bar in the top right corner to analyze data from different years.

This map was created with data provided by the State Department of Education and obtained via a public records request. Data was not available for districts with small student populations, as those scores are redacted to protect student privacy.

 

These maps are published as part of the Latino Listening Project, a collaboration between the Idaho Statesman and Idaho Education News. Reporters Sami Edge and Nicole Foy are working together to analyze Latino student achievement across the state. Data analyst Randy Schrader contributed to this report.

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Sami Edge

About Sami Edge

Reporter Sami Edge, a University of Oregon graduate, joined Idaho Education News in 2019. She is a 2019 Education Writers Association fellow reporting on Latino student outcomes in Idaho. She also is a 2019 American Press Institute fellow. She can be reached at [email protected].

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