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At this point in the case, we have read about Maya’s difficult transition to school. We’ve also heard about the transition experience from her mother, her preschool teacher, and her kindergarten teacher. Let’s take a step back and reflect on some of the more objective data in the case. Table 1 and Table 2 present information about the ethnicity of the students and teachers at both the Grant Head Start Program and Davis Elementary. The tables also provide data on the numbers of students at these schools who come from low-income homes and student achievement scores.


TABLE  1.
The Grant Head Start Program

Location

Large Eastern city

Grades served

3- and 4-year-olds

Enrollment

N = 74

  • Latino/Latina

75%

  • African American

23%

  • Caucasian (non-Latino/a)

2%

  • Asian American

0%

School staff (administrators, teachers, aides) ethnicity

N = 18

  • Latino/Latina

48%

  • African American

20%

  • Caucasian (non-Latino/a)

32%

  • Asian American

0%

Students at or below the federal poverty guidelines

99%

Graduating 4-year-olds rated “kindergarten ready” by the program assessment system

83%

Dual-language learners

55%

Classroom language instruction

Instruction in both English and Spanish

Additional supports

Family engagement programs and leadership opportunities; extended-day care


TABLE  2. Maya’s Elementary School (Davis Elementary)

Location

Large Eastern city

Grades served

K through 5

Enrollment

N = 778

  • Latino/Latina

88%

  • African American

10%

  • Caucasian (non-Latino/a)

1%

  • Asian American

1%

School staff (administrators, teachers, aides) ethnicity

N = 56

  • Latino/Latina

38%

  • African American

15%

  • Caucasian (non-Latino/a)

57%

Students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch

95%

Students performing at least one year below grade level in reading

79%

Students performing at least one year below grade level in mathematics

53%

Limited or non-English proficient students

47%

Classroom language instruction

Mostly monolingual instruction

School-based services

Afterschool programs; GED and ESL classes in the evenings

 

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illustration of Maya Warren
illustration of Maya's mother illustration of Teresa Guzman illustration of Tanya Robinson small image of a data table

illustration of Esther Lasher  
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Maya

Maya’s mother

Preschool teacher

Kindergarten teacher

Supporting data

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