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Author(s):Council of the Great City Schools
Title:Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Source:http://www.cgcs.org/pdfs/BTO4.pdf
Date:2004
Organization:Council of the Great City Schools
Short Description:This fourth edition of Beating the Odds gives the nation another look at how inner-city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states.
Annotation:The Council of the Great City Schools has prepared this fourth edition of Beating the Odds (Beating the Odds IV) to give the nation another look at how inner-city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states for our children. This analysis examines student achievement in math and reading through spring 2003.
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