Report Release: Inadequate Data Conceal Educational Disparities For Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

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Report Release: Inadequate Data Conceal Educational Disparities For Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

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What:  The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), and Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be releasing a new report, iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, that highlights the need for, and benefits of, collecting and reporting disaggregated data for Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The report is being released in conjunction with the "iCount: Equity Through Representation" symposium, June 6-7, sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI).   The symposium is being held at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Students of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent are a dynamic and heterogeneous group with great promise and even greater challenges. This new report will show how methods of collecting and reporting data on their academic attainment conceal significant disparities in educational experiences and outcomes. The authors also call for recommendations for meeting this challenge to ensure a more effective and responsive system of education. 

Who: 

  • Lenora M. Green, Senior Director, Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, Educational Testing Service
  • Akil Vohra, Senior Advisor, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Robert T. Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University (NYU).
  • Pearl Imada Iboshi, Director of the Institutional Research and Analysis Office for the University of Hawai'i system. 
  • Don Yu, Special Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

When:  Thursday, June 6, 2013 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Department of Education 
LBJ Building
Learning Center, Room 1W105/108
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202

Press Contacts:
Department of Education - Elaine Quesinberry, 202-401-3017; or press@ed.gov
ETS – Tom Ewing - 609-683-2803; tewing@ets.org,

NOTE: Media representatives who wish to attend the press conference and/or symposium on June 6 must RSVP by e-mailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Elaine Quesinberry at elaine.quesinberry@ed.gov by Wed., June 5 at 11 a.m. ET

About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

About CARE
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) identifies and examines key issues affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student access and success in U.S. higher education. The CARE project is informed by a national commission, consisting of K-12 and higher education professionals, policymakers and public officials, researchers, and leaders of advocacy organizations, as well as a research advisory group and a research team. CARE aims to assess AAPI participation in higher education across various U.S. regions with consideration for the differences in socio-economic, ethnic, and national backgrounds among these students.

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SOURCE Educational Testing Service

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