Closing the achievement gap: in-and-outside the classroom

While the achievement gap in education is pervasive; the Madison Metropolitan School District is determined not to be a part of the problem and is making progress closing that gap in-and-out of the classroom.

By Nash Weiss

Everyone from presidents to teachers has tried addressing it, yet it persists, dictating the futures of children in America.

However, achievement gap in education affects students everywhere, including Madison, Wisconsin.

The achievement gap refers to the disparity in academic performance among groups of students. The achievement gap shows in various indicators of academic performance, including grades, standardized-test scores and graduation rates.

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