Equity in Education (Small Team Station)

Station Agenda

What is Equity and Inclusion?

IB’s E2 Project

Open Questions

Defining Equity

Earlier this morning we looked at this definition of educational equity via wiki:

Educational equity is a measure of achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education.

Educational equity is dependent on two main factors.

The first is fairness, which implies that factors specific to one’s personal conditions should not interfere with the potential of academic success.

The second important factor is inclusion, which refers to a comprehensive standard that applies to everyone in a certain education system or community.

These two factors are closely related and are dependent on each other for true academic success of an educational system.

What is Equity and Inclusion?

Outcome Centered Equity

Project-Based Assessment

Schools as Equalizers of Academic Opportunities

Teachers as Equitable Resources

Equity in education is raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gaps between the highest- and lowest-performing students and eliminating the disproportional curricular offerings between student groups who occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.

— From Courageous Conversations, Glenn Singleton and Curtis Linton

IB’s E2 Project

Project Background: The IBO in coordination with the College Board is seeking to redress lower IB course enrollment within North American schools by focusing on access gaps within communities, districts and schools.

Redefining “Excellence”: Central to the project is the redefined understanding of the IB program as a non-elite curricular option that pairs concerns with equitable access to academic rigor.

In other words … how can we view the IB program from the standpoint of “open doors” vs. gatekeeping

Looking at the Data

National/Global Average Pass Rates (2014)

AP Biology: 63.8%

IB Biology HL: 71%

AP European History: 59.6%

IB History HL: 80%

AP English Lit: 55%

IB English HL: 94%