This resource demonstrates how equity audits can support increased achievement for all students, regardless of socio-economic class, and provides “inequity indicators” for evaluating your school.



Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

D. H.Lawrence

There is currently a large national focus on closing school achievement gaps, but practical information for school leaders to actually use in their efforts to close these gaps is in short supply. That is the purpose of this book—to provide such practical information in the form of an expanded discussion of equity audits, a school leadership tool presented previously as a single chapter in Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Creating High-Achievement Classrooms, Schools, and Districts, our 2003 Corwin book.

Equity audits are a systematic way for school leaders—principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, teacher leaders—to assess the degree of equity or inequity present in three key areas of their schools or districts: programs, ...

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