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The Opportunity Gap

Is Your State Providing Equal Access to Education?

This database was last updated in January 2013 and should only be used as a historical snapshot of data from the 2009-10 school year. For more recent data on public and charter schools, check out Miseducation.

This database includes all public schools in districts with more than 3,000 students from the 2009-2010 school year -- about three-quarters of all such students in the country. Use it to find out how well your state provides poor and wealthier schools equal access to advanced classes that researchers say will help them later in life. | Our latest data also includes AP pass rates and sports participation | Related: About the Data and Our Analysis ».

How States Compare providing students these programs across all income levels... Fp-predict-legend
  • Sports
  • AP (Passing)
  • AP Classes
  • Gifted/Talented
  • Advanced Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
 enrolling and passing students in Advanced Placement classes...

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ProPublica intern Sergio Hernandez contributed research to this project.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights