E3 Alliance is committed to transforming education systems through data and collaboration so that all students succeed. These advocacy priorities reflect our mission and commitment to meaningfully build racial equity belongingness, success, and well-being to ensure that the Texas public education system prioritizes students’ success.
To help our students reach their full potential, education systems must continuously evolve. Educators regularly assess programs and processes to eliminate obstacles and close opportunity gaps. Legislative action can quickly scale successful systemic improvements across the state so ALL students succeed.
Our solutions recommend these actions:
E3 Alliance research shows students enrolled in pre-K are three times more likely to receive top school-ready ratings from their kindergarten teachers and reach on-level reading by 3rd grade.
Students who succeed in Algebra I in middle school have a greater opportunity to engage in an advanced math course (e.g., dual credit) during their senior year of high school, which increases their likelihood of College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) and postsecondary enrollment.
For the Texas Class of 2020, education systems are completing Asian students in Algebra I by middle school at a rate of over eight times more than Black students (Asian – 66%, Black – 19%).
Students who complete four years of math are more than twice as likely to complete a postsecondary credential, associate degree, and/or bachelor’s degree, compared to those who take less than four years of math.
Students who complete a college-aligned math course in high school are six times more likely to complete a postsecondary credential, associate degree, and/or bachelor’s degree compared to those who complete Algebra II as their highest math.
In Texas, 62% of jobs require at least some postsecondary education, but only 47.9% of adults have a postsecondary credential. Currently, only 23% of students earn a degree within six years of graduation.
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