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The Black Zero Index (BZI)

Databook, Vol. 1

A Quantitative Overview of Black Student Achievement in the LAUSD

2003-2018

"A Call-To-Action to Resolve

the Student Math Crisis in America"

"Much needs to be done to meaningfully address the state of math education for Black students across the city, county, state and nation."


$29.95 (USD) includes S&H

The Black Zero Index Databook (BZI), Vol 1

A Quantitative Overview of Black Student Achievement in the LAUSD 2003-2018


$29.95 (USD) includes S&H

“To narrow the

Student Math Achievement Gap,

you first have to recognize where

the gap is located at."

For all stakeholders and members of the education community,  

Table of Content, The Black Zero Index:

     - What is The Black Zero Index?

     - What is The Black Zero Index for?

     - Who is The Black Zero Index for?

     - Why is The Black Zero Index Important?

     - The Starting Point - Now and the Beginning

     - Black Achievement History and Background

      - Background of CA State Testing Regime

     - Usage Methods

     - Data Sample Selection

     - Procedures

     - Limitations.

     - Defining the Black Zero Index

     - How to use the Black Zero Index


     - Examples


and more...

About the Author:

Michael Batie, PhD

Dr. Michael Batie, is an educator, serial entrepreneur, and  is CEO of the STEM Education and Research Collaborative (STEMERC), a forum for systematic study and joint action to resolve pressing problems in the areas of science and math education in communities of color.


     His current efforts are centered on STEM54 a math/science resource center located in South Los Angeles (www.stem54.com), and Mobile Math and Science Labs (www.mmsl- la.com) a support program that delivers the necessary materials, supplies, equipment and support personnel for the effective teaching of Early Childhood through 12th grade math and science. There is a particular focus on Parent Empowerment in Mathematics Workshops designed to train parents in how to assist their children in Common Core mathematics.


      Batie holds a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Education Foundations from Cal State LA. In 2008 the Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on research and statistics was conferred by the University of California at Riverside.  In 2020, Dr. Batie will be seeking a seat on the Board of the  Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Black Zero Index Databook (BZI), Vol 1

A Quantitative Overview of Black Student

Achievement in the LAUSD 2003-2018


Product details:

220 Pages | Spiral Bound

Publisher: STEMERC

Language: English



About the Book

This research was conducted to provide a comprehensive presentation that brings awareness to all concerned parties regarding the crisis in the Los Angeles Unified School District with respect to Black Students’ mathematics achievement using existing online statistics and data. The major finding was that the mathematics achievement gap for Black students is alarmingly wide. Much needs to be done to meaningfully address the state of math education for Black students across the city, county, state and nation.


The BZI as its name implies is meant to be used as a reference and historic guide to the math achievement for Black students from 2003 to 2018.  As such it should be read as a catalog or, as a type of telephone book where one may browse the listings and to find schools’ level of Black student mathematics achievement.  Schools are arranged alphabetically for convenience so someone wanting information regarding a school may simply browse the content for their school(s) of interest.


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