Impact & Role of Education on Social Inequality


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This refers to the knowledge and skills necessary to make a person more productive in, and valuable to, society:

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1. U.S. schools serve two main purposes. Besides education, U.S. schools are meant to provide:

2. This refers to a system by which schools categorize students. It's the same system by which societies categorize members.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a correlation between education and inequality in society. This quiz will assess your comprehension of this relationship through questions on topics such as the role of schools in categorizing students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of the following:

  • The term that refers to the skills a person needs to be valuable to society
  • Purposes of schools in the United States
  • Categorization of students
  • Reason why certain students perform better than others

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of how social inequality affects education
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained the purposes of U.S. schools
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to questions regarding the categorization of students in US school systems

Additional Learning

By reviewing the assessment titled Impact & Role of Education on Social Inequality, you will have the opportunity to also learn about the following:

  • How society plays a role in educational decisions
  • How and why students are sorted
  • Impact of race and income within US school systems