Schools Play Role In Academic Gap

Sparks, Sarah D.
October 2015
Education Week;10/7/2015, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p1
The article discusses studies on a connection between schools and U.S. mathematics achievement gaps that impact low-income and racial minority students. A study by the organization National Center for Education Statistics assessed black and white students in relation to school demographics and the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 8th graders. A study led by researcher William Schmidt found income-level gaps the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).


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