OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & EQUITY
Equity is inseparable from quality in the measure of educational excellence -- NCAAE
Director of Diversity & Equity
Bradley Scott, Ph.D., (Director of the Equity Assistance Center at IDRA) has proposed six goals of education equity:
Goal 1: Comparably
high academic achievement and other student outcomes
As data on academic achievement and other student outcomes are disaggregated and analyzed, one sees high comparable performance for all identifiable groups of learners, and achievement and performance gaps are virtually non-existent.
Goal 2: Equitable
access and inclusion
The unobstructed entrance into, involvement of and full participation of learners in schools, programs and activities within those schools.
Goal 3: Equitable
Patterns of interaction between individuals and within an environment characterized by acceptance, valuing, respect, support, safety and security such that students feel challenged to become invested in the pursuits of learning and excellence without fear of threat, humiliation, danger or disregard.
Goal 4: Equitable
opportunity to learn
At minimum, the creation of learning opportunities so that every child, regardless of characteristics and identified needs, is presented with the challenge to reach high standards and are given the requisite pedagogical, social, emotional and psychological supports to achieve the high standards of excellence that are established.
Goal 5: Equitable resources
Funding, staffing and other resources for equity-based excellence that are manifested in the existence of equitably assigned qualified staff, appropriate facilities, other environmental learning spaces, instructional hardware and software, instructional materials and equipment, and all other instructional supports, are distributed in an equitable and fair manner such that the notion that all diverse learners must achieve high academic standards and other school outcomes become possible.
The assurance that all education stakeholders accept responsibility and hold themselves and each other responsible for every learner having full access to quality education, qualified teachers, challenging curriculum, full opportunity to learn, and appropriate, sufficient support for learning so they can achieve at excellent levels in academic and other student outcomes.
Reminder of Core Equity Values
R – Respectful relationships with students and families
E – Expectations of high academic achievement outcomes for ALL
M - Multicultural responsive teaching
I – Inclusion & Access to all school-sponsored programs, activities & initiatives.
N - Networking & Partnerships with community, faith-based, business, & higher education organizations
D – Diversity & Multilingualism
E – Equity: equitable treatment, opportunities, and resourcesR – Responsibility & Accountability
The Education Alliance at Brown University
The Education Alliance at Brown University is a reform support organization committed to advancing equitable educational opportunities that prepare all student populations to succeed in the 21st century. Our mission is to enhance learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. We build partnerships with communities and educational organizations to apply research and transform instructional practice. We design and deliver expert services around data collection and analysis, professional learning, and research and evaluation.
National School Climate Center
National School Climate Center is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, we enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.