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Category: ACADEMIC achievement

  • Unpacking Immigration in Youths' Academic and Occupational Pathways

    1/1/06 - Tseng, Vivian

    This study sought to unpack how immigration is associated with youths' educational choices during the transition to college and adulthood. Surveys and school records were collected on 789 youth (ages 18–25) with Asian Pacific, Latino, African/Afro-Caribbean, and European backgrounds. The results indicated generational differences in educational choices, such that children of immigrants chose courses of study with higher math and science content than that of their peers with U.S.-born...

  • Which Achievement Gap?

    1/1/07 - Anderson, Sharon, Medrich, Elliott, Fowler, Donna

    The article explores the nature of the achievement gap and its relationship to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The author suggests that while racial elements are certainly present, the common understanding of the gap should extend beyond racial reconciliation and aim at all students which struggle in documented areas. It is implied that the NCLB and AYP set up unfair comparisons between schools at different levels of development. Paradigms...

  • White enrollment in nonpublic schools, public school racial composition, and student performance

    1/1/00 - Bankston, Carl L., III, Caldas, Stephen J.

    Examined the relationship between the racial composition of public schools in school districts and the percentages of White students in nonpublic schools in those districts. Specifically, 2 questions were asked: (1) Is the enrollment of Whites in non-public schools associated with minority predominance in public schools? and (2) Is there an association between the enrollment of Whites outside of the public school system and the academic performance of students in the public school system...

  • White-Black achievement differences: The narrowing gap

    1/1/84 - Jones, Lyle V.

    Discusses findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the College Entrance Examination Board that demonstrate consistent reductions during recent years in the size of average achievement differences between White and Black elementary and secondary school students. Societal changes that may have contributed to increasing the average achievement levels for Black students (e.g., desegregation) are examined, and it is noted that these trends are not necessarily due to the...

  • Why Black girls don't matter: Exploring how race and gender shape academic success in an inner city school

    1/1/07 - Rollock, Nicola

    The continued low academic attainment of Black pupils is now a well-established, familiar feature of the annual statistics of educational attainment. Black pupils tend to consistently perform below their white counterparts and below the national average. Key debates, examining how to address the difference in attainment gap, have tended to focus almost exclusively on the achievements of Black male pupils with little explicit attention paid to the needs and experiences of their female...

  • Why the gap between Black and White performance in school? (Testimony of David James Armor, March 5, 6 & 22, 1996)

    1/1/97 - Armor, David James

    Excerpts and discusses testimony of D. J. Armor, a witness for Missouri in the areas of school desegregation plans and techniques, survey techniques, race relations and attitudes, allocation of resources, statistical analysis, and the relationship between school desegregation and achievement. Armor's responses to an attorney for the state (whose objective was to prove that no segregation remained in any of the state's school systems) are included for testimony about the race and...

  • Within-School Gender Gaps in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy

    1/1/08 - Xin, Ma

    This article reports on gender-gaps in educational achievement and how they vary in reading, mathematics, and science comprehension. These within-school gaps began to decrease in the U.S. after the 1980s until female students began outperforming male students in the 1990s. The article discusses factors related to performance variations, including national education policies, culture, and individual and family characteristics. The article also examines gender inequality, student-teacher...

  • “The Information Gap?”

    1/1/06 - Teske, Paul, Fitzpatrick, Jody, Kaplan, Gabriel

    While the “achievement gap” generally and appropriately focuses upon gaps in test scores and other outcome measures, there may also be an “information gap” between higher and lower income parents that creates a disadvantage for lower income families in choosing good schools. In this article, we examine the extent to which there is such a gap, with a focus on data from a new survey of low- and moderate-income parents who have made school choices. We find that, at least in relatively...

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