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  • Explanatory factors of the Black achievement gap in Montréal's public and private schools: A multivariate analysis

    1/1/09 - Caldas, Stephen J., Bernier, Sylvain, Marceau, Richard

    This exploratory analysis uses multiple regression modeling to help shed light on the correlates of the Black achievement gap in Montréal’s public and private secondary schools. Using school-level testing data from Québec’s Ministry of Education, the authors show that there is a Black achievement gap, and that this gap is highly associated with school socio-economic status, peer family structure, and average age of the student body’s...

  • Why Connecticut Sued the Federal Government over No Child Left Behind

    1/1/06 - Blumenthal, Richard

    In April 2005, Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal filed the first lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In this essay, Attorney General Blumenthal presents Connecticut's reasons for legally challenging NCLB. He argues that prior to ratification of the act, Connecticut had been nationally recognized for its assessment program aimed at closing the achievement gap and increasing accountability. NCLB mandates that require testing...

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