Building a community agenda focused on creating a collaborative framework for increased academic achievement for African American students in Montgomery County...
The African American Student Achievement Action Group (AASAAG)
The African American Student Achievement Action Group is established by the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships to provide a continual, transparent forum, between African American community stakeholders and MCPS stakeholders to work collaboratively on eliminating the African American academic achievement gap. Click here to view the full AASAAG charter.
Thank you to everyone who applied to join the African American Student Achievement Action Group!
- LEARN: Click here to see the OLO's findings on the achievement gap in Montgomery County
- READ: Get the facts on African American student achievement from Howard University professor Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., and other leading institutions
- EXPLORE: View the report on college enrollment and graduation rates for MCPS' African American Students
Did you know?
While MCPS African American students fare far better than their state or national counterparts in educational assessments...
- In 2011, 17 percent of African American students achieved a combined SAT score of 1650 or higher and/or ACT composite scores of 24 or higher (compared with 68 percent of White students and 64 percent of Asian American students)
- The average SAT score for African American students in 2011 was almost 400 points less than the average score for White and Asian American students
- In 2012, 54.9 percent of African American students met entrance requirements for the University System of Maryland (USM), compared with 81.9 percent of White students and 80.6 percent of Asian American students
- The suspension rate for African American students in 2012 was 5.7 percent, compared with 3 percent or less for White, Asian American, and Latino students
For additional information
Please contact the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships
or by email at Diane_S_Watts@mcpsmd.org.