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Author(s):McCall, M., Hauser, C., Cronin, J., Kingsbury, G., and Houser, R
Title:Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Organization:Northwest Evaluation Association
Short Description:This study examines the achievement gap using a large sample of students from a wide variety of school districts across the United States. It examines the achievement gap by measuring student achievement and student growth along a continuous, cross-grade measurement scale.
Annotation:The difference between the academic performance of poor students and wealthier students and between minority students and their non-minority peers is commonly known as the achievement gap. This study examines the achievement gap using a large sample of students from a wide variety of school districts across the United States. It examines the achievement gap by measuring student achievement and student growth along a continuous, cross-grade measurement scale. Examination of results in mathematics and reading in grades three through eight found these differences in achievement and growth among the students studied.
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Achievement Gap
African Americans
Low-Income Students
Middle School
Preparation/College Readiness

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