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The Project STAR cohort of students is highly segregated according to school—only about one in five of any particular Project STAR grade has a racial balance that lies between 20 percent and 80 percent of students being of a single race.15 Moreover, most teachers these cohorts encounter that have predominantly white student bodies are themselves white, whereas teachers who teach Project STAR cohorts with majority black student bodies have a more even racial distribution. The proportions of students for each grade who are taught by a teacher of the same race are displayed in table 1.

Table 1. 
Proportion of Students with a Teacher of the Same Race
KindergartenFirst GradeSecond GradeThird Grade
White students 0.9414 0.9588 0.9213 0.9501 
Black students 0.4023 0.4454 0.4480 0.5036 
KindergartenFirst GradeSecond GradeThird Grade
White students 0.9414 0.9588 0.9213 0.9501 
Black students 0.4023 0.4454 0.4480 0.5036 

Notes: Numbers calculated from sample data. The table shows the proportion of students of a given race who had a teacher of the same race for the listed grade in the Project STAR cohort.

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