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.
It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.
The second component area of the equity audit is programmatic equity. In this area we will be focusing on the quality of the educational programs (i.e., instructional settings) into which students are placed or from which they are excluded. Though it may make many of us educators uncomfortable to admit it, there are huge variations in quality among different programs within the same schools (see Schoenfeld, 2002, for an excellent discussion of differences in quality ...