...In Wednesday’s data, the percentage of white graduates taking at least one exam increased the most of all racial groups last year, by 2.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent, while black graduates were the only group to see participation drop, by 1.5 percentage points to 43 percent.
That made the gap in participation of black and white graduates widen by 4.2 percentage points, creating a 38.1 percentage point difference.
Of Hispanic graduates, 54.2 percent took one or more exams in 2012, compared to 53 percent in 2011. Still, the participation gap between Hispanic and white graduates widen by 1.5 percentage points to 26.9 percent...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Posted by Janis Sartucci at 8:03 AM