Helping Teachers Close the Classroom Equity Gap

Equal Opportunity Schools helps educators see their students as whole learners in an effort to open up access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes for students of color and low-income students.

“…Despite initial skepticism by many teachers, adding previously excluded students of color and low-income students to advanced classes typically has had little to no effect on average course outcomes. Seventy-five percent of EOS schools maintain their average AP/IB exam pass rate and overall class GPA. EOS is not surprised. On average, EOS finds that across its partner schools, outside of AP courses, only 14 percent of students of color report being challenged by their courses. That means 86 percent of students of color are not getting challenged enough to be engaged and taken to the next level.”

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