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Published Online: December 30, 2015

Chart: Student Poverty Disparities by State, 2015

A wide achievement gap between low-income students and their wealthier counterparts exists in every state in the nation. The combined NAEP proficiency rate of economically disadvantaged students in West Virginia was 18.0 points lower than their higher-income peers’ in 2015, the smallest gap in the nation. On the other end of the spectrum, the poverty gap in the District of Columbia stood at 43.4 points.

Source: Education Week Research Center analysis of data from U.S. Department of Education, 2003-2015 | Design: Vanessa Solis
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