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Category: STUDENTS -- United States

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  • Gap or Gaps: Challenging the Singular Definition of the Achievement Gap

    1/1/06 - Carpenter Ii, Dick M., Ramirez, Al, Severn, Laura

    For decades, researchers examined the ‘achievement gap’ between minority and nonminority students. This singular definition of achievement gap ignores important within-group differences. This article uses National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88) data to examine within-group differences and compares those across Latino, African American, and White populations. Results question the singular definition of achievement gap. Given the importance of how issues are defined, a singular...

  • Reducing the Gap: Success for All and the Achievement of African American Students

    1/1/06 - Slavin, Robert E., Madden, Nancy A.

    Success for All is a comprehensive reform model that uses cooperative learning, tutoring, family support services, and extensive professional development to help high-poverty schools succeed with their students. This article reviews research on Success for All with African American students, focusing on evidence that Success for All reduces the achievement gap between African American and White students. More than 40 studies, including a national randomized experiment, have found positive...

  • Shifting Assessment and Intervention Paradigms for Urban Learners

    1/1/01 - Obiakor, Festus E., Obi, Sunday O., Algozzine, Bob

    Examines the issues faced by urban learners in general and special education programs in the U.S. Factors considered to address the individual differences and build self-concepts of urban students; Relationship between teacher expectation, differential treatment and student-fulfilling prophecy; Basic approaches in the identification and assessment of urban learners.

  • STATES ADDRESS ACHIEVEMENT GAPS

    1/1/02 - Christie, Kathy

    Discusses educational initiatives in the U.S. to maximize the abilities of all children. Gaps in achievement between groups of students; Strategy in North Carolina that is outlined in the report 'Implementation Plan for Recommendations from the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps'; Recommendations, including that the state should reduce and eliminate the disproportionate number of minority students assigned to special education; Legislation in Kentucky...

  • Student Success Skills: A Promising Program to Close the Academic Achievement Gap for African American and Latino Students

    1/1/07 - Miranda, Alexis, Webb, Linda, Brigman, Greg, Peluso, Paul

    Academic achievement data from four previous Student Success Skills (SSS) studies were aggregated and examined to determine if there were differential effects in improved test scores among White, Latino, and African American students. Results showed that posttest scores for the treatment group were significantly higher than the comparison group in math as well as reading. There were no interactions or main effects for ethnicity. White, Latino, and African American students showed similar...

  • Teacher expectations, classroom context, and the achievement gap

    1/1/08 - McKown, Clark, Weinstein, Rhona S.

    Abstract: In two independent datasets with 1872 elementary-aged children in 83 classrooms, Studies 1 and 2 examined the role of classroom context in moderating the relationship between child ethnicity and teacher expectations. For Study 1 overall and Study 2 mixed-grade classrooms, in ethnically diverse classrooms where students reported high levels of differential teacher treatment (PDT) towards high and low achieving students, teacher expectations of European American and Asian American...