Yet Another Graph Between Poverty And Test Scores
Included in these assessments are the demographic profiles of each urban district. Thus, the percentage of students who are eligible for reduced price or free meals (another measure of poverty level) in each district is likewise available:
Urban districts with lower poverty levels have higher math scores. This is no different from the other graphs previously displayed on this blog. Looking at the details, three urban districts seem to be performing much better than what is expected based on their poverty level: New York City, Houston, Boston and Dallas. On the other hand, Jefferson County in Kentucky, Washington DC, Baltimore, Fresno, Milwaukee, and especially Detroit seem to be performing worse.