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Measuring Equity Gaps in Program Participation

Northwest | November 30, 2017



Time: 10:45 a.m. to noon Pacific Time

Location: Washington Educational Research Association (WERA)/Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

Description: Measuring equity gaps is key to understanding if a program expands participation of historically underrepresented groups and reaches all students, regardless of their characteristics. This presentation discusses ways to measure equity gaps in program participation and outcomes, using results from an Oregon dual-credit program as examples. Through lecture and small-group practice, participants will use Excel to calculate basic statistics and develop data visualizations that can illustrate equity gaps in their programs.

Audience: Conference participants whose work focuses on improving equity in education, particularly in college and career readiness

Speakers: Ashley Pierson, REL Northwest at Education Northwest

Report Citation: Pierson, A., Hodara, M., & Luke, J. (2017). Earning college credits in high school: Options, participation, and outcomes for Oregon students (REL 2017-216). Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest. link

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