Many diverse schools experience an achievement gap, meaning that some groups of students achieve at a much higher level than other groups, especially on standardized tests. Publication in: race and social problems 6 (4), december 2014 abstract social and economic disadvantage - not only poverty, but a host of associated conditions - depresses student performance. Outdated or failed policies continue in k-12 schools the potential for student success is jeopardized particularly in middle school read this expert's solution. Closing the achievement gap specialist academic, behavior and attendance discrepancies, often referred to as gaps, can exist among student groups. Performance zone 2014 15 school name math achievement gap 2012 13 math achievement gap 2013 14 reading achievement gap 2012 13.
The dark blue bars show how much differences in educational content in schools are adding to the achievement gap between rich and poor students. The achievement gap in the united states refers to the observed rttt's primary goals are to improve student achievement, close achievement gaps, and improve high school graduation rates. Often the answer to complex problems in a school system boils down to how we treat children all children for decades, jefferson county public schools has invested in a student assignment plan that emphasizes diversity, but it has failed to close long-standing achievement gaps between black. Schools superintendent vincent matthews: the district needs to develop specific strategies to address the outcomes for african american students despite years of targeted programs, san francisco district schools have failed to close an achievement gap in which black students lag behind their. As the income gap between high- and low-income families has widened, has the achievement gap between children in high- and low-income families also widened (or narrow) appreciably as children progress through school third. After 50 years, the achievement gap between white and black students has barely narrowed.
Unfinished business: closing the racial achievement gap in our schools [pedro a noguera, jean yonemura wing, miriam klein stahl] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this groundbreaking book, co-editors pedro noguera and jean yonemura wing, and their collaborators. Does mississippi schools a-f grade scale conceal achievement gap mississippi's a-f system while easy to understand could mask the performance of some vulnerable learners, according to an analysis check out this story on clarionledgercom:. Let's get our churches, businesses and community centers talking with our schools we can help low-income and minority students achieve in louisville. People often blame poverty, students, and parents' lack of interest for the achievement gap that exists between white and non-white students.
Smc schools are closing the achievement gap - san mateo, ca - the san mateo county office of education highlights promising practices happening on the peninsula. Key considerations in reducing the achievement gap: what schools can do make closing the achievement gap and academic success for all closing the achievement gap wwwodestateorus closing the achievement gap. The term achievement gap is often defined as the differences between the test scores of minority and/or low-income students and the test scores of their white and asian peers but achievement gaps in test scores affect many different groups some groups may trail at particular points, for example.
1 closing the achievement gap 5 questions every school should ask by pat romney mention the problem of the achievement gap to educators, and you may. This is the latest in a series of articles examining the achievement gap, defined as the difference in levels of proficiency between black students and white students on the state's annual achievement tests alcom and spaceship media this year hosted a conversation with alabama. Stanford researchers review more than 200 million test scores to spotlight communities with the nation's worst academic achievement gaps. Strategies that close achievement gaps one of wisconsin's greatest strengths is the growing diversity of communities, schools, and workplaces diversity makes. 1 closing the achievement gap: lessons from successful schools executive summary he declaration that all children can learn has characterized american education over the past.