The National Equity Standards
7. Data on student achievement and programs is collected and evaluated to ensure that all groups benefit from educational practices and policies
- A data collection system clearly identifies the educational progress of all students; information is disaggregated to identify performance of all population groups.
- Class enrollment trends are monitored relative to gender, ethnicity, ability, and other socio-cultural factors.
- The number of underrepresented students completing high level courses increases, especially in the areas of math, science, and technology, until they match or exceed their representation in the general population.
- The number of underrepresented students who meet state and local performance standards increases until they match or exceed that of the general population.
- Data reflecting student achievement is evaluated and used to provide direction for systemic change and improvement.
- The percentage of underrepresented students who earn a high school diploma, postsecondary certificate or diploma, or certificate of final achievement increases until the percentage matches or exceeds that of the general population.
- Underrepresented and at-risk students have increased success and lower drop-out rates.