Journal Article: Racial and gender science achievement gaps in secondary education


Academic Achievement, Human Sex Differences, Racial and Ethnic, Differences, Science Achievement, Secondary Education, Blacks, Whites


Bacharach, Verne R.; Baumeister, Alfred A.; Furr, R. Michael


2003, Mar


A substantial disparity exists for academic achievement in science between Black and White primary-school children. A similar gap exists between boys and girls. The extent to which secondary education influences these achievement gaps has not been established. The authors report analyses showing how these science achievement gaps change as a function of secondary education. Analyses of data from a large, nationally representative longitudinal study of academic achievement showed that racial disparities and disparities associated with gender continue to increase throughout high school. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA ) (journal abstract)


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