Racial/Ethnic Achievement Gap Tool at National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Performance differences between students of various backgrounds could be the result of numerous and complex factors. Achievement gaps as reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) typically compare the performance of specific student groups—such as White–Black, White–Hispanic, and Asian–White score gaps—use a single factor, in this case race/ethnicity, to differentiate average scores between student groups. However, factors other than race/ethnicity can help explain the performance difference that may be observed between select racial/ethnic groups. The tool below can help users explore these other factors.

The tool uses 2019 NAEP reading data to allow users to see how average score gaps between White–Black, White–Hispanic, and Asian–White students change when additional factors that may relate to student performance are considered. Users can select a grade and deselect variables/clusters of variables to see results.

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