Historical data indicates a correlation between socioeconomic status and student achievement. In the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD), 76% of all students meet reading proficiency in grades 3-5 (on Iowa Testing Program exams), while 62.10% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch meet proficiency in this category. In grade 11 math, 86.40% of all students meet proficiency (on Iowa Testing Program exams), while 74.40% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch meet proficiency.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- 50.16% of respondents say they are confident that schools are meeting the needs of students, compared to 22.43% respondents who disagree.
- 57.77% of respondents believe schools are preparing students for their next academic year, compared to 7.3% respondents who disagree.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Dialogue attendees expressed the need to increase participation and outreach to minority students regarding Advanced Placement (AP) courses.