Northwestern University

Mon 5:15 PM

Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop, Jordan Conwell, Sociology

When: Monday, November 18, 2013
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM  

Where: Parkes Hall Lot, 222, 1950 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Jess Meyer  

Group: Sociology Department

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Jordan Conwell Presents:


“Black Student Achievement Heterogeneity and Prospects for Collective Action for Equality in STEM Education.”

The literature on racial inequalities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education currently lacks a longitudinal and multilevel analysis of STEM achievement heterogeneity within the Black population. This paper fills this gap by using multilevel growth mixture modeling to model Black students’ K-8 math and science achievement trajectories with data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study- Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K).  Activists have pointed out the need for collective action surrounding inequalities in math and science, along with more often-noted inequalities in reading. Therefore, I also present a broad framework for understanding how within-group school achievement heterogeneity can influence educationally disadvantaged subgroups’ collective action to realize educational equality for a larger proportion of group members. The framework aids in anticipating what achievement heterogeneity within the Black population augurs for future collective action for racial equality in STEM education.


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