Thursday, January 16, 2014

Emily DeRuy: Glaring Lack of Diversity Among Computer Science Advanced-Placement Test-Takers


Emily DeRuy's article at National Journal is linked below.

National Journal: Whites Are Disproportionately the AP Computer Science Test-Takers

"The pipeline of students who will be tomorrow's tech leaders is alarmingly vanilla.
According to a new analysis of test-takers, not a single girl, African-American or Hispanic student took the computer science Advanced Placement test in Mississippi or Montana last year. More than a third of the population in Mississippi is black.
In other words, a hugely disproportionate bunch of white guys took the test."
---Emily DeRuy, National Journal, Fusion

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