Bridging the Achievement Gap

Bridging the Achievement Gap

by John E. Chubb
     
 

The average Black or Hispanic high school student currently achieves at about the same level as the average white student in the lowest quartile of white achievement. This book describes promising strategies for bridging the academic achievement gap, looking at programs that focus on core academic skills, reducing class size, enrolling students in more challenging… See more details below

Overview

The average Black or Hispanic high school student currently achieves at about the same level as the average white student in the lowest quartile of white achievement. This book describes promising strategies for bridging the academic achievement gap, looking at programs that focus on core academic skills, reducing class size, enrolling students in more challenging courses, and creating schools with a culture of success. The editors are senior fellows in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815714002
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Bridging the Achievement Gap1
2Would Smaller Classes Help Close the Black-White Achievement Gap?11
3Voucher Programs and the Effect of Ethnicity on Test Scores47
4"Success for All" and African American and Latino Student Achievement74
5Wisconsin's SAGE Program and Achievement through Small Classes91
6High-Stakes Testing, Accountability, and Student Achievement in Texas and Houston109
7Schools That Work131
8High Achievement in Mathematics: Lessons from Three Los Angeles Elementary Schools157
9Tracking and the Achievement Gap171
10The Role of Federal Resources in Closing the Achievement Gap199
Contributors227
Index229

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