2 in 5 Black and Latino students say they really enjoy #STEM courses and aspire to go to college, but less that 3 percent are enrolling in STEM courses.
Education Trust teamed up with Equal Opportunity Schools to look specifically at access to AP STEM courses. Access the report below or contact us to learn more about the findings and how a partnership can increase participation by your Black and Latino students.
Collectively, We analyzed student survey data, administrative school files, school course enrollment, and interviewed 10 school leaders and educators across six districts.
We found that many aspiring young Black and Latino students across the nation show a love for #science early on and express an interest in pursuing it as a career. They want to discover something new, to make a difference, and to help their families & their communities, like @KizzyPhD.
A new study from The Education Trust finds students voice interest and college aspirations in STEM but are excluded from AP STEM courses
WASHINGTON — Despite students saying that STEM courses are their favorite subject areas and that they aspire to go to college, Black and Latino students and students from low-income backgrounds continue to be excluded from crucial learning opportunities available through AP STEM courses, according to a new report from Education Trust and Equity Opportunity Schools, Shut Out: Why Black and Latino Students are Under-Enrolled in AP STEM Courses.
2 in 5 Black & Latino students say STEM courses are their favorite. But only 3% are enrolled in AP STEM. Why are they being shut out? There are many Black and Latino students who enjoy science and want to pursue it as a career. And more than half of STEM college students said they decided on their major well before they graduated high school. So, why are so few Black and Latino students enrolled in AP STEM courses?
The daughter of Seattle Public Schools educators (and a former Seattle Public Schools student herself), Alison Gazarek grew up observing the inequities inherent in the system which inspired her commitment to free and equal public education for all students. Alison now serves as a Partnership Managing Director at Equal Opportunity Schools. Read “11 Questions with Community Leadership Team” for expert advice on how to enhance equity in your school district.