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  • When Are Racial Disparities in Education the Result of Racial Discrimination? A Social Science Perspective

    1/1/03 - Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin

    In this article I seek to answer the question, "When are racial disparities in education the result of racial discrimination?" To answer it I synthesize the social science research on racially correlated disparities in education. My review draws from the sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, history, and education literatures. I organize explanations into six categories: biological determinism, social structure, school organization and opportunities to learn, family...

  • Where Is Lake Wobegon, Anyway?

    1/1/98 - Rothstein, Richard

    Asserts that social promotion cannot be blamed for the deterioration of school standards. Social promotion as the practice of promoting children whose performance is below grade level; How California and New York City have responded to social promotion; Problem with rewarding students merely for being in school, rather than for proficiency; How varied backgrounds predispose children to perform differently.

  • 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

    1/1/97 - Trent, William T.

    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...

  • 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

    1/1/97 - Trent, William T.

    Part of a special issue on the St. Louis example of the role of social science in school desegregation efforts. In a report submitted to the district court in the 1996 Liddell hearings, the writer discusses the effects of race on student achievement in St. Louis public schools. In the St. Louis school district, black students perform less well on the Stanford Achievement Test in both reading and mathematics than their white peers. This race effect persists even when control measures such as...

  • Workbook for Improving School Climate: Using your California School Climate Health and Learning Survey data.

    1/1/12 - WestED

    This Workbook is a companion resource to the California School Climate Health and Learning Survey System (Cal– SCHLS) which includes the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), the California School Climate Survey for staff(CSCS), and the California School Parent Surve (CSPS). The CHKS, CSCS, and the CSPS contain a wealth of data that can be used to inform decisions meant to foster school improvement efforts, improve school climate, and enhance student engagement and performance and...

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