I like the fact that the information and the diversity that has been created to show the educational disparities between races is well informed by data that was collected, as presented in the first part of the paper. Data serves to illustrate the authenticity and the reliability of the information that has been derived from the collected data. However, the diversity could have been multifaceted by including other variables such as sex of the learners, in the individual races, which could serve to inform the derived information and comparison
The diversity portrait created is excellent, since, from the look, one can establish the primary information that the data tables are looking forward to presenting. The diversity chart, as created in the first chart shows the comparison of the Hispanic school performances with the rest of the races, not only for one year but three years, which serves to illustrate the trend that is happening. For a reader or a person interpreting this information, the comparison is easy, and consequently, the study of the pattern is natural as presented in the various data charts. The performance of the ELL is still lower than the natives (Albers & Martinez, 2015), despite the gradual increase over the years, and as you have put it, the diversity chart can serve to inform decision making as well as planning by the relevant authorities in the district. The factors contributing to the low performance of the Hispanics in the school can also be studied to a detail.
The historical analysis of the performance of the Hispanics in the general district as compared to the trends observed in the school is essential since it shows the scale and intensity of the problem that educators have to address. Planty & National Center for Educational Statistics, (2009), ascertains that actually, the Hispanics have had a higher dropout rate than the whites and other races. Consequently, it will call for more measures that are focused on addressing the disparities that exist among the races, as far as education is concerned.
Albers, C. A., & Martinez, R. S. (2015). Promoting academic success with English language learners: Best practices for RTI. Guilford Publications.
Planty, M., & National Center for Educational Statistics. (2009). The condition of education 2009. Washington D.C: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education.