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AAPIs score comparably to non-Hispanic white students in CSAP

Asian-American, Pacific-Islander students rank first or second compared to counterparts

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DENVER – Asian-American and Pacific-Islander students scored comparably to their non-Hispanic white counterparts than other minority students, according to the Colorado Student Assessment Program results released on Aug. 10.

 

The CSAP tests students across the state in reading, writing, mathematics and science. AAPI students ranked either first or second in least number of unsatisfactory scores and most number of proficient and advanced scores.

 

AAPI-student scores fell 2 percent in combined proficient and advanced writing scores, following a trend of all Colorado students. There was a growth of 5-percentage points in proficient and advanced writing among eighth graders, but a drop of 6 percent the same category among 10th graders.

 

There were slight increases or maintained scores across the board in writing. Fifth graders increased in unsatisfactory numbers from 2 percent to 5 percent, while seventh and eighth graders doubled from 2 to 4 percent.

 

AAPI students held steady at 76 percent in proficient and advanced reading scores, but increased nearly a percentage point in unsatisfactory scores from 7 to 8 percent. Eighth-grade AAPI students improved in proficient and advanced scores by 3 points, from 73 to 76. Ninth and 10th graders dropped from 75 to 73. Tenth graders experienced a 4-percent rise in unsatisfactory scores in reading from 6 to 10 percent.

 

AAPIs dropped a percentage point in proficient and advanced math scores, from 71 to 70 percent, while rising 9 to 10 percent in unsatisfactory numbers. There was a growth of 3 percentage points in proficient and advanced numbers among eighth graders, and a drop of 4 points with seventh graders from 72 to 68.

 

Seventh graders saw largest fluctuation in unsatisfactory scores, jumping from 6 percent to 9 percent. AAPIs were mostly first in terms of least number of unsatisfactory and most proficient and advanced scores among their peers.

 

In science, AAPIs stayed at 56 percent in proficient and advanced scores from 2009 to 2010, while rising from 15 to 16 percent in unsatisfactory numbers. Fifth graders saw the biggest improvement in proficient and advanced scores from 53 to 55 percent. Tenth graders saw a jump in unsatisfactory from 20 to 23 percent, and drop in proficient and advanced scores from 58 to 55 percent. Percentage-wise, AAPIs were second only to non-Hispanic whites in terms of least unsatisfactory and most proficient and advanced scores.

 

Reading
 
Unsatisfactory
Partially proficient
Proficient and advanced
No test

2010 AAPIs

8%
15%
76%
1%
2010 overall
10%
20%
68%
1%
2009 AAPIs
7%
16%
76%
1%
2009 overall
10%
21%
68%
1%
         
Writing
 
Unsatisfactory
Partially proficient
Proficient and advanced
No test
2010 AAPIs
5%
30%
64%
1%
2010 overall
6%
40%
53%
1%
2009 AAPIs
4%
29%
66%
1%
2009 overall
5%
39%
55%
1%
         
Mathematics
2010 AAPIs
10%
19%
70%
1%
2010 overall
17%
27%
55%
1%
2009 AAPIs
9%
19%
71%
1%
2009 overall
17%
27%
54%
1%
         
Science
2010 AAPIs
16%
26%
57%
1%
2010 overall
22%
30%
47%
1%
2009 AAPIs
15%
27%
57%
1%
2009 overall
21%
30%
48%
1%
         
* Scores may not add to 100 percent.
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