Category: Education

  • Closing the achievement gap: plausible solutions, multiple dimensions

    1/1/02 - Donlevy, James G.

    This article explores different dimensions of the "achievement gap" beyond mere technological solutions proposed to ameliorate test score discrepancies. Standards, potential, power and community are discussed as critical elements of the broader context of children in the public schools. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

  • Closing the Achievement Gap: The Experience of a Middle School

    1/1/07 - Laroque, Michelle

    The accountability imperative requires schools to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs. Florida answered the accountability imperative by instituting statewide objective assessments and assigning grades to schools. The latter move led to several initiatives concerning the practices that improve schools in Florida. This article describes how leadership, community involvement, data-driven decision making, and the celebration of diversity reversed a negative trend in the academic...

  • Closing the Disparity Gap

    1/1/03 - Haycock, Ken

    The writer provides research data that indicate that middle- and high-income neighborhoods provide better access to children's reading materials than low-income neighborhoods.

  • Closing the gap between concept and practice: Toward more dialogic discussion in the language arts classroom

    1/1/03 - Adler, Mary, Rougle, Eija, Kaiser, Eileen

    The Partnership for Literacy is a university-school collaboration that endeavors to increase student achievement by enabling teachers to identify and use more dialogic methods for discussion in English language arts classrooms. The partnership offers ongoing instructional and professional development, and it helps teachers to consider how their instruction affects student learning. Some classroom vignettes that illustrate how participating teachers in this partnership worked in collaboration...

  • Closing the gap through professional development: Implications for reading research

    1/1/07 - Doubek, Michael Brandon, Cooper, Eric J.

    Part of a special section on defining, identifying, and addressing the literacy achievement gap. The work of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, a nonprofit advocacy organization that engages with school communities through professional development to build relationships with all stakeholders, suggests it is important to examine current research in reading in order to examine the fundamental question of closing the achievement gap across subject areas. Research should...

  • Closing the Gap: Enhancing Student Outcomes in an Urban Professional Development School

    1/1/04 - Klingner, Janette K., Leftwich, Suzette, van Garderen, Delinda

    The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of changes in student achievement at one urban elementary school involved in an eight-year partnership with a University. The school first became involved with the University through a research project designed to support the school's efforts at restructuring and soon became a full-fledged Professional Development School (PDS). Students' scores on high-stakes assessment measures were the primary data sources. These scores are presented in...

  • Closing the Gap: Impact of Student Proactivity and Learning Goal Orientation on E-Learning Outcomes

    1/1/06 - Kickul, Gerard, Kickul, Jill

    A study examined the impact of student proactivity and learning goal orientation on perceptions of quality of learning and overall course satisfaction among 241 graduate and undergraduate students in an online program. Findings revealed how proactive personality and personal learning goals influenced student assessments of learning and satisfaction in an online environment. In particular, proactive personality played a key role in enhancing learning. Other findings of the study are...

  • Closing the Mathematics Achievement Gap in High-Poverty Middle Schools: Enablers and Constraints

    1/1/06 - Balfanz, Robert, Byrnes, Vaughan

    The mathematics achievement levels of U.S. students fall far behind those of other developed nations; within the United States itself, the students who are falling behind come predominantly from high-poverty and high-minority areas. This article reports on a series of analyses that followed 4 cohorts of students from 3 such schools through the 5th to 8th grades, where studies have found the mathematics achievement gap to develop most rapidly. The cohorts followed in these analyses attended...

  • Closing the TPA Achievement Gap: Responding to Multiple Pressures of Multiple Assessments

  • Coincidence or conspiracy? Whiteness, policy and the persistence of the Black/White achievement gap

    1/1/08 - Gillborn, David

    The writer examines the nature of racial inequality in the English educational system by using an approach based on critical race theory. Focusing on the relative accomplishments of white school leavers and their black, African Caribbean peers, he contends that an uneven focus on students receiving free school meals has blurred long-standing inequalities. He also contends that the media increasingly portray whites as race victims, refocusing white people's interests in popular discourse...

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    College Bound San Diego: An Educational Component of Concerned Parents Alliance, Inc.

    1/2/09 - Tonika Duren Green, Darlene Willis, Marsha Dodson, Martha Parham

    This presentation addresses issues in ensuring student graduation and college sucess

  • Combating gender disparity in education: guidelines for early childhood educators

    1/1/98 - Evans, Karlin S.

    Researchers have noted that gender inequity exists in early school settings. This inequity is apparent in student-teacher interactions, student-student interactions, and children's literature. Suggestions to help current or prospective teachers combat gender inequity in early elementary classrooms via nonbiased literature, nonbiased play, and nonbiased curriculum are provided, and an assessment of nonbiased curriculum is offered.

  • Computer-based drill and practice in arithmetic: widening the gap between high- and low-achieving students

    1/1/88 - Hativa, Nira
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    Considering Inclusion and the Preschool Education of Immigrant Children in the United States

    1/1/10 - Arzubiaga, Angela E. & Mulligan, Elaine M

    In this article, we take this viewpoint to discuss inclusion in the U. S. and the education of children in immigrant families. We make explicit some of the arguments in the inclusion field to draw parallels with conversations on the education of children in immigrant families. We also provide the landscape on children in immigrant families and preschool in the United States.

  • Creating an Inclusive School

    1/1/05 - Richard A. Villa & Jcqueline S.Thousand

    This book offers legal and historical background of inclusive education, a constellation of rationales for inclusion, advice on how to facilitate the transformation of schools so as to embrace an inclusive ethic and practice, promising educational practices supporting of differentiating instruction for diverse learners, and answers to common questions and concerns about inclusive education.

  • Creating Programs that Close the Achievement Gap

    1/1/05 - Burke, Jim

    The characteristics of established academic success programs that help close the achievement gap are outlined. Effective academic success programs develop students' and others' commitment to academic success, develop students' content knowledge so they can complete assignments and participate in academic activities, develop students' competencies in those areas essential to academic success in general and the teacher's class in particular, and develop students' capacity to meet the demands...

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