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Journal Article: Why the gap between Black and White performance in school?: A report on the effects of race on student achievement in the St. Louis public schools

Categories

Mathematics Achievement, Racial and Ethnic Differences, Reading, Achievement, School Environment, Blacks, Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Characteristics, Urban, Environments, Whites

Authors

Trent, William T.

Published

1997, Sum

Abstract

Presents the report submitted to the court during the 1996 Liddell hearings, which is divided into 2 parts and revised to incorporate points raised during W. T. Trent's testimony on March 19, 1996. Part 1 analyzes the effects of race on student achievement and is based on data supplied by the St. Louis Public School District, cohort files covering 4 cohorts of students, and call-in enrollment data files. Data for the effects of race, student background, prior test scores, school characteristics, and poverty on reading and mathematics achievement for 5th and 8th graders is included. Part 2 draws on national survey data, and focuses on the effects of race on education, employment, and attitudes. The policy implications of both sets of findings are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA )

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