We are interested in analyzing the extent to which AAPI students are a dynamic, heterogeneous, and evolving population and the implications for how measurement standards and techniques are a factor in the representation of their educational needs, challenges, and representation.
This data quality campaign aims to offer a forward looking perspective on the need for and benefits of collecting and reporting disaggregated data, and suggest a pathway for implementing methods for collecting data that reflects the heterogeneity in the AAPI population – institutional data practices that are necessary for a more effective and responsive system of education.
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• The data quality campaign aims to raise awareness about and bring attention to the ways in which AAPI student data reported in the aggregate conceals significant disparities in educational experiences and outcomes between AAPI sub-groups (i.e., Japanese, Hmong, Asian Indian, etc.).
• We aim to provide models for how postsecondary institutions, systems, and states have recognized and responded to this problem by collecting and reporting disaggregated AAPI student data.
• We want to work collaboratively with the education field to encourage broader reform in institutional practices related to the collection and reporting of disaggregated data.