4th-graders in high-poverty public schools score far below their counterparts in higher income communities.?

4th-graders in high-poverty public schools score far below their counterparts in higher income communities.? Topic: 4th-graders in high-poverty public schools score far below their counterparts in higher income communities.?
June 26, 2019 / By Totty
Question: According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 4th-graders in high-poverty public schools score far below their counterparts in higher income communities when tested in mathematics. Why do you think this is?
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Sabina Sabina | 9 days ago
I think you have a couple of factors adding to the problem. First, the home is an important factor in a child's life. If mom/dad/grandma don't know and don't care about doing homework and/or are unable to help the kid with his math, how well do you think he's going to do? Not enough resources are spent on education for children in these circumstances. Next, it is a true statement that all people are not created equal. Brain size, deductive reasoning, problem solving, etc. tend to be hereditary in nature. Higher functioning people have higher functioning children who score better on tests and higher functioning adults tend to make more money and live in nicer neighborhoods. The opposite gravitation occurs with lower functioning adults. Worse, the taxpayers in the nicer areas are more likely to have influence on curriculum and school quality.
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Sabina Originally Answered: Since when did the SAT test score higher than 1600?
this is how the SAT is scored: Math 200 - 800 Language 200 - 800 Essay 200 - 800 So if you take the entire test your score will range from 600 (lowest combined score of all three sections) to 2400 (highest combined score of all three sections) Most colleges don't even care about the essay part so that is just a way for the college board to nail kids for another $50
Sabina Originally Answered: Since when did the SAT test score higher than 1600?
Just to clarify, the three sections are critical reading (which has reading passages and vocabulary), math (which is similar to the old tests, except with Algebra 2 on it and without the quantitative comparisons, and writing (wich is the new part, and 70% of which is multiple choice questions on grammar, improving sentences, and improving paragraphs, and 30% of it is the essay). They make a total of 2400.

Nessa Nessa
Because lower-income districts cannot afford the proper teachers or proper books to educate the kids. The richer schools have more access to the best teachers and best materials.
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Lucille Lucille
Maybe because people in high poverty public schools are too concerned about getting money to help nurture their child's brain. Explains, me. Sometimes, I wish I grew up in Mister Roger's neighborhood.
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Lucille Originally Answered: What do we need more of in America's public schools?
Money is not the answer. When I went to school in the '70's and '80's their weren't any problems with money and we didn't have anything special, yet we managed to learn what we needed to. I'm always amazed that a great many people under 40 can't spell, use apostrophes (why?), do simple math in their heads, and a great many other things that the kids from my generation and my parents' generation somehow managed to learn just fine without a flood of dollars. I believe that the focus on standardized testing and computers is to blame. We had standardized tests when I went, but it wasn't what lessons in the classroom were geared to. Teachers' professional lives weren't hanging in the balance over the test scores. They just gave us a good round education. And why do kids need computers in the classroom? I never had them and yet managed to learn to use one just fine without years of instruction. Computers end up becoming a crutch and don't force kids to use their own brains to figure things out, like math homework. I think we need to go back and look at how we did it in the past when it worked. Also, children seem to idolize total goofballs. We as a culture need to change the focus from knuckleheads to people actually worthy of respect. That doesn't help. Do you think grown adults give a hoot about Kim Kardashian or some dopey hip-hop 'artist'. Stupidity seems to be glamorized nowadays. It's our responsibility to put an end to that.
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