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D. Experiences Working with Diverse Students in P-12 Schools

Candidates in the MEd, MME, and MAT programs are practicing teachers who have experience working with students in P-12 schools. Some candidates in the MS programs in Special Education and Communication Disorders also are practicing teachers in P-12 schools. Student diversity varied by school, with some candidates teaching in schools with extremely diverse student populations and others teaching in schools with limited diversity. Schools with limited diversity included schools that had very high percentages of White/Non Hispanic students and others that had very high percentages of Native American students.

Student Diversity Profiles for students in the classes and schools of the Math 511 candidates in spring 2006.

  School
Totals
% of
Total
Classroom
Totals
% of
Total
Male Students 6915 49.6% 730 53.4%
Female Students 7025 50.4% 636 46.6%
SPED Students w/ IEPs 3090 22.2% 245 17.9%
ESL/ELL Students 2271 16.3% 98 7.2%
504 Plan Students 1660 11.9% 13 1.0%
Federal School Lunch Assistance 3382 24.3% 287 21.0%
White 9675 69.4% 1116 81.7%
Black 403 2.9% 18 1.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1043 7.5% 149 10.9%
Hispanic 2238 16.1% 74 5.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 288 2.1% 8 0.6%
Other (Mixed Racial/Ethnic) 293 2.1% 8 0.6%
Totals: 13940   1366  
         
16 Schools Responded
15 Teachers/Classrooms Responded



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