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Author(s):National Study Group for the Affirmative Development of Academic Ability
Title:All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Organization:Learning Point Associates
Short Description:Describes the research base, as well as classroom, school, and community educational applications that may have a positive impact on student achievement and on reducing the achievement gap.
Annotation:The National Study Group for the Affirmative Development of Academic Ability believes that contemporary research in the learning sciences and on the transfer of learning may provide practical advice to help educators address and reduce achievement gaps. This report describes the research base, as well as classroom, school, and community educational applications that may have a positive impact on student achievement and on reducing the achievement gap.
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Achievement Gap
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives

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