Monitoring Educational Equity – New Report June 6

Equity in education means that personal or social circumstances — such as gender, race and ethnicity, or family income — are not obstacles to educational outcomes including academic performance, graduation, and college and career readiness. While there are numerous data collections on equity in education, there is no centralized, consistently reported system of metrics.

Monitoring Educational Equity, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, proposes a system of indicators to monitor the extent of educational equity from pre-K through 12th grade in the United States. The report explains why indicators of equity are needed to clearly point out disparities in educational outcomes, identify gaps in data and research, and inform policy interventions to improve student learning. 

Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at noon EDT on Wednesday, June 12.

The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 13.

Reporters who wish to obtain copies should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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