Event Title

Data Analytics: The Relationship Between Race and Disparities in Educational Attainment

Session Number

Project ID: BHVSO 14

Advisor(s)

Patrick Kearney, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this research paper is to identify the role of the racial makeup in American public schools has on educational outcomes. Current literature explains how low socioeconomic and academic resources create a negative compounded effect. Due to systematic disadvantages, minorities are less likely to graduate from high school and attend college. This project hypothesizes that even when controlling for socioeconomic factors, race still plays a role in economic outcomes. Using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on both race and socioeconomics over the past ten years, this paper hopes to demonstrate the role that race continues to play in education outcomes. In doing so, it highlights the continued need to not only focus on economic policy issues but also on broader institutional reform as it applies to minority students’ academic success.

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Apr 20th, 9:30 AM Apr 20th, 9:45 AM

Data Analytics: The Relationship Between Race and Disparities in Educational Attainment

The purpose of this research paper is to identify the role of the racial makeup in American public schools has on educational outcomes. Current literature explains how low socioeconomic and academic resources create a negative compounded effect. Due to systematic disadvantages, minorities are less likely to graduate from high school and attend college. This project hypothesizes that even when controlling for socioeconomic factors, race still plays a role in economic outcomes. Using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on both race and socioeconomics over the past ten years, this paper hopes to demonstrate the role that race continues to play in education outcomes. In doing so, it highlights the continued need to not only focus on economic policy issues but also on broader institutional reform as it applies to minority students’ academic success.