PBN: Five Questions With: Marcela Betancur, Oct 2019
By William Hamilton- October 29, 2019 10:30 pm
When the results of the 2018-2019 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System were released last week, they showed that the overall performance of students in grades 3 to 8 improved somewhat from the previous year. But the results also showed that English language learners and students of color continue to lag behind significantly in proficiency levels in math and English language arts.
Marcela Betancur, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, spoke to PBN about the RICAS results and those “equity gaps.”
PBN: Were you surprised by the results of the RICAS that again show persistent equity gaps involving English language learners and students of color? Explain why you were either surprised or not.
Courtesy of Providence Business News