Minnesota

Inequities in Graduation Rates

Male Black students in Minnesota in 2009/10 graduated at a higher rate than in 2007/8, considerably above the group’s national average.  Male White non-Latino students graduated at higher rates in 2009/10 than in 2007/8, also above the national average for that group. Male Latino students graduated at a slightly lower than the national average for that group. 

The Benchmark for graduation rates of Black male students for states enrolling more than 10,000 Black students is 84% (Arizona).  The Benchmark for states with at least one district enrolling more than 10,000 Black male students is New Jersey (63%).

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Jurisdiction Male Grad Rates 2009/10 Male Grad Rates 2007/08 Change
Black Males Latino Males White Males Black Males White Males Black White
USA 52% 58% 78% 47% 78% 5% 0%
Minnesota 65% 59% 89% 59% 88% 6% 1%

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Evidence of Inequities

NAEP 8th Grade Reading results for Minnesota are above national averages in each category.

Jurisdiction Black Males Latino Males White Males GAP White/Black GAP White/Latino
USA 10% 16% 35% 25% 20%
Minnesota 12% 19% 38% 27% 19%

Percentages of Black, Latino and White Non-Latino Male Students At Each Achievement Level, Reading, Grade 8, 2011

NAEP 8th Grade Mathematics results for Minnesota are above those for the nation as a whole in each category.

Jurisdiction Black Latino White non-Latino GAP White/Black GAP White/Latino
USA 12% 21% 45% 33% 24%
Minnesota 17% 24% 54% 37% 29%

Percentages of Black, Latino and White Non-Latino Male Students At Each Achievement Level, Mathematics, Grade 8, 2011

The Benchmark for Black male students in 8th Grade Reading is Connecticut, with 19% of Black male students scoring at or above Proficient.

The Benchmark for 8th Grade Mathematics is Massachusetts, with 26% of Black male students scoring at or above Proficient.

Discipline Inequities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has not yet made out-of-school suspension data disaggregated by gender available at the state level for 2009/10.  The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project has calculated combined male and female percentages from the OCR samples.  

State Black Males Latino Males White Males Black/White Ratio Latino/White Ratio
Minnesota 17.6 5.5 2.3 7.7 2.4

From:  Losen, Daniel J. and Jonathan Gillispie.  Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School.  The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project, August 2012. Source: CRDC, 2009-2010 (numbers from national sample rounded to one decimal).

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