TABLE 5–8 Differences Between CBEST Passing Rates for Minority and White California Candidates, 1995–1996 Cohort

Differences Between Whites and:

First-Time Passing Rates

Eventual Passing Rates

African Americans

38a

21

Mexican Americans

28

6

Latinos or other Hispanics

22

13

Asian Americans

13

7

aDifference in percentages.

TABLE 5–9 Passing Rates for the MSAT by Population Group, 1996– 1997 Cohort

 

First-Time Passing Rates

Eventual Passing Rates

Ethnicity

Na

% Passing

N

% Passing

African American

424

24

424

46

Asian American

543

62

543

81

Mexican American

989

38

989

62

Latino or other Hispanic

428

40

428

66

White

7,986

73

7,986

88

aThe size of the 1995–1996 cohort differs for the first-time and eventual reports because first-time rates consider candidates who took all three CBEST sections on their first attempt; eventual rates consider candidates who took each CBEST section at least once by 1998/1999.

SOURCE: Data from Brunsman et al. (1999).

TABLE 5–10 Differences Between MSAT Passing Rates for Minority and White California Candidates, 1996–1997 Cohort

Differences Between Whites and:

First-Time Passing Rates

Eventual Passing Rates

African Americans

49a

42

Mexican Americans

35

26

Latinos or other Hispanics

33

22

Asian Americans

11

7

aDifference in percentages.



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