ProPublica analyzed federal education data from the 2009-2010 school year to examine whether states provide high-poverty schools equal access to advanced courses and special programs that researchers say will help them later in life. This is the first nationwide picture of exactly which courses are being taken at which schools and districts across the country. More than three-quarters of all public school children are represented. Read our story and our methodology.
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Educational Access in Texas
In Texas, high and low-poverty schools have similar enrollment levels in Advanced Placement courses, advanced math and chemistry. Texas also ranks among the top states for the percentage of students enrolled in AP and chemistry, but among the lowest for enrollment in advanced math courses.
The state has a number of policies that encourage districts, schools and students to engage in rigorous courses. Texas subsidizes most of the cost of AP exam fees for low-income students, and provides a $100 incentive for schools for each of their students that achieves a passing grade or higher in an AP exam.
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- Unified Districts
- Elementary Districts
- Secondary Districts
- Free/Reduced Lunch
- AP Enrollment
- AP Pass Rate
- Advanced Math Enrollment
- Gifted/Talented Enrollment