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  • Reengineering Schools For the 21st Century

    1/1/05 - Bassett, Patrick F.

    Discusses how schools should be redesigned to prepare students for the 21st century. How to close the gap between high-quality education for the 21st century and current education standards; Characteristics of a great school, including proficiency, fluencies, multicultural literacy, and high-quality performance; Idea that successful schools organize and assess themselves and their instructional system; Suggestions for initiating educational change in the United States.

  • Relative importance of social deprivation, intelligence, punctuality, and ethnicity in predicting educational achievement

    1/1/86 - Singh, Shailendra, Sinha, Arvind K.

    Studied the relative influence of social deprivation, intelligence, punctuality, and caste on academic achievement of 150 male Indian 8th graders from scheduled and nonscheduled castes. All variables were significantly and positively correlated among themselves. Social advantage was related to achievement directly, as well as through its association with intelligence. Social deprivation was a more potent predictor of achievement, punctuality, and intelligence than was ethnicity (caste...

  • Review of Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children

    1/1/04 - Cummins, Jim

    This reviewed volume reports the results of a large-scale study of bilingual education conducted in the mid- to late-1990s in Miami, Florida, under a grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Oiler & Eilers (and their colleagues who contributed to individual chapters) have made a very substantial contribution to the research literature on bilingual education and bilingual development generally. Their quasi-experimental study is exemplary from a design...

  • School choice, racial segregation and test-score gaps: Evidence from North Carolina's charter school program

    1/1/07 - Bifulco, Robert, Ladd, Helen F.

    Using panel data that track individual students from year to year, we examine the effects of charter schools in North Carolina on racial segregation and black-white test score gaps. We find that North Carolina's system of charter schools has increased the racial isolation of both black and white students, and has widened the achievement gap. Moreover, the relatively large negative effects of charter schools on the achievement of black students is driven by students who transfer into charter...

  • School racial composition and academic achievement: the case of Hmong LEP students in the USA

    1/1/08 - Lee, Moosung, Madyun, Na'im

    The existence of the achievement gap is more than just a black-white issue; contrary to stereotypes, it is a concern within Asian homes. Hmong students underachieve in comparison with many East Asian students. Traditional cultural practices and poverty have been identified as explanatory factors. Our data suggest that a more critical factor might be within-school segregation. Utilising a racial exposure statistic, it was found that the more diverse a school became, the higher the achievement...

  • School readiness of children of immigrants: Does parental involvement play a role?

    1/1/08 - Lahaie, Claudia

    Objectives: Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey—Kindergarten Cohort, this article analyzes the link between parental involvement and the school readiness of children of immigrants. Methods: Multivariate regression models estimate the association between parental involvement and the school readiness in English proficiency and math scores of children of immigrants. They also estimate the impact of this association on the gap in math scores between children of...

  • Science for All

    1/1/08 - Metz, Steve

    The author discusses the achievement gap in science education. He notes that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicated a high number of U.S. students who scored poorly on science literacy and that the score represented the influence of socioeconomic factors. He suggests that education was not been an important factor in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

  • Secondary Education Systemic Issues: Addressing Possible Contributors to a Leak in the Science Education Pipeline and Potential Solutions

    1/1/05 - Young, Hollie

    To maintain the legacy of cutting edge scientific innovation in the United States our country must address the many pressing issues facing science education today. One of the most important issues relating to science education is the under-representation of African Americans and Hispanics in the science, technology, and engineering workforce. Foreshadowing such under-representation in the workforce are the disproportionately low rates of African American and Hispanic students attaining...

  • Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of the Achievement Gap

    1/1/05 - Bol, Linda, Berry, Robert Q., III

    The purpose of this study was to survey the perceptions of secondary mathematics teachers on factors contributing to the achievement gap and ways to reduce this gap. National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) members were surveyed, and a total of 379 secondary teachers responded. Overall, respondents were most likely to attribute the achievement gap to student characteristics, such as differences in motivational levels, work ethic, and family support. Furthermore, teachers from...

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    States’ participation guidelines for alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAS) in 2009

    1/2/10 - Sheryl S. Lazarus , Jennifer Hodgson, Martha L. Thurlow

    "The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has annually compiled, analyzed, and summarized states’ participation guidelines for the AA-MAS since 2007. The purpose of this report is to update information in previous reports. As of October 2009, 14 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas) had publicly available participation guidelines for an assessment they...

  • Student Background and Student Achievement: What Is the Right Question?

    1/1/05 - Heyneman, Stephen P.

    For half a century there have been reports that children of the poor or of some ethnic minorities on average perform worse in school. Some have suggested that these findings demonstrate a failing of education to reduce gaps in adult income and differences in adult socioeconomic status. This article reviews the research internationally and concludes that the debate is outdated. School children in the United States make up only 2 percent of the world's school children. When considering this...

  • Summer reading and the ethnic achievement gap

    1/1/04 - Kim, Jimmy

    A number of studies have shown that low-income and minority students undergo larger summer reading losses than their middle-class and White classmates, and that reading is the only activity that is consistently related to summer learning. The purpose of this study was to explore whether reading books during summer vacation improved fall reading proficiency, and whether access to books increased the volume of summer reading. The results from the multivariate regression analyses suggest that...

  • Tapping Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge to Address the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Risko, Victoria J., Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

    The writers discuss cultural modeling as a way to design culturally responsive instruction and address the achievement gap. Drawing on research, they describe and present a rationale for cultural modeling. They then provide suggestions for preparing to teach using a cultural modeling framework and teaching with cultural modeling.

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    Tested Tips For IEP Meetings

    1/15/10 - Peter, Marshall

    This document briefly explains the following aspects of an IEP meeting: What IEP Conveners Can Do (Pre-Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (During Meeting), What IEP Conveners Can Do (Post-Meeting), and Preparing Parents for an IEP – A Few Suggestions. It is a great resource for both parents and practitioners.

  • The black-white "achievement gap" as a perennial challenge of urban science education: a sociocultural and historical overview with implications for research and practice

    1/1/01 - Norman, Obed, Ault, Charles R., Jr., Bentz, Bonnie

    A perennial challenge for urban education in the United States is finding effective ways to address the academic achievement gap between African American and White students. There is widespread and justified concern about the persistence of the achievement gap. In fact, historical evidence suggests that this achievement gap has existed at various times for groups other than African Americans. What conditions prevailed when this achievement gap existed for these other groups? Conversely...

  • The black-white-other achievement gap: Testing theories of academic performance among multiracial and monoracial adolescents

    1/1/09 - Herman, Melissa R.

    The study presented here tested three theories of racial differences in academic performance among monoracial and multiracial high school students. These theories (status attainment, oppositional culture, and educational attitudes) were developed to explain differences in achievement among monoracial groups, but the study tested how the theories apply to a multiracial sample. The results show that ethnic identity and experiences of ethnic discrimination are not strong factors in explaining...

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