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Closing the achievement gap in American K-12 schools

Rufus O. Jimerson

Closing the achievement gap in American K-12 schools

a study of the importance of high-stakes testing

by Rufus O. Jimerson

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational tests and measurements -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRufus O. Jimerson ; with a pref. by Nicole M. Stephens.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB3051 .J46 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23713253M
    ISBN 100773438408
    ISBN 109780773438408
    LC Control Number2009037121
    OCLC/WorldCa436387204

    (Washington, D.C) – In releasing Education Watch: The Education Trust State and National Data Book, Kati Haycock, Director of The Education Trust, called for immediate and bold action to close the achievement gap and to raise overall student achievement.“The American achievement gap continues damage millions of young people as individuals and our country as a whole .   Professor Howard has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males.

    Over the past 40 years, white-black and white-Hispanic achievement gaps have been declining, albeit unsteadily. Every few years, a sample of 9-, , and year-olds from around the United States are given tests in math and reading as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP, sometimes called "The Nation’s Report Card," is designed to provide . This important book provides African American parents with the knowledge to diversify K school choices beyond traditional neighborhood public schools in order to optimize the educational chances of their own children, and it will help educators and policymakers to close the black-white academic achievement gap throughout America. In November , then Cited by: 7.

    American children depends on it. For years, policymakers around the country have looked for ways to address the racial achievement gap in K–12 education. Despite significant increases in education spending at all levels and the federal gov-ernment’s ever-increasing role in education, national academic achievement has remained relatively flat,File Size: 1MB. The achievement gap between white students and African American and Hispanic students has been debated by scholars and lamented by policymakers for years. This book .


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Closing the achievement gap in American K-12 schools by Rufus O. Jimerson Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Point is planning a new four-part series to explore the achievement gap in American K schools, what’s causing it — and what’s working to narrow it.

In this groundbreaking book, co-editors Pedro Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing, and their collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School–a large public high school that the New York Times called "the most integrated high school in America." Berkeley's diverse student population clearly illustrates the "achievement gap" phenomenon /5(7).

Closing the achievement gap is a social challenge, and it will not be solved until all of us in education at all levels put new strategies and policies in place. That requires the cooperation of policy makers, K teachers, college and. InFlorida enacted a series of far-reaching K–12 education reforms that have increased academic achievement for all students and substantially narrowed the racial achievement gap.

Solutions proposed include holding schools accountable for narrowing or closing the achievement gap, higher expectations, academic rigor for all, and highly qualified educators. On the other end of the spectrum, some argue that schools simply don’t have the capacity to close the gap because they only reflect inequities in the larger society.

This book examines the effects on achievement of the largest federal program of financial aid to schools, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of Closing the Achievement Gap Specialist Academic, behavior and attendance discrepancies, often referred to as gaps, can exist among student groups.

Through targeted and intentional interventions, school counselors can play a crucial role in challenging bias and promoting success for all students, thus closing the achievement gap.

That figure — essentially a cost estimate for closing the achievement gap — varied by school district. But overall, it worked out to about $16, per pupil, an increase of more than one-third.

The "achievement gap" in education refers to the disparity in academic performance between groups of students. It is most often used to describe the Author: Susan Ansell.

The Growing Achievement Gap Income inequality is exacerbating the gap between rich and poor school children. By The Hechinger Report Contributor May Author: The Hechinger Report. Achievement gaps in the United States are observed, persistent disparities in measures of educational performance among subgroups of U.S.

students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity and achievement gap can be observed on a variety of measures, including standardized test scores, grade point average, dropout rates.

Ensuring true equity in our schools — and equality in America — means closing achievement gaps, not just at the low end of achievement, but all along the spectrum. To do so, schools must work hard to rapidly accelerate achievement for struggling students, while simultaneously ensuring that middle and high-achieving, low-income students and.

The Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium (CAGC) is a partnership of public and private educational institutions seeking to collaboratively find effective strategies to close the achievement gaps in our schools.

As a subgroup, African American students perform at the lowest level of minority groups on measures of achievement. Explore the achievement gaps in other subjects and in the context of many different student factors, including race/ethnicity, courses taken, school location, and more.

State Profiles Tool Find out more about the achievement gaps in your state compared to others. On Point's four-part series exploring the achievement gap in American K schools, what’s causing it — and what’s working to narrow it — launched today.

"Achievement gap". His new book, Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males offers teachers and schools a way to reconceptualize literacy instruction for those who need it most. Alfred bridges the connections among theory, instruction, and professional development to Cited by: A final note: Why we must close the achievement gap.

As I mentioned earlier, closing the achievement gap would both make us competitive globally and stimulate the economy. But perhaps the biggest way to illustrate why we need to close the achievement gap is to show what is happening now.

Right now, poor students see less funding in 23 states. Closing the choice gap in education should be a priority. Photo: Pixabay. We hear a lot about education achievement gaps, learning gaps and opportunity gaps between different groups of students. InLatinos made up 17 percent of the K student population, and it is predicted that they will comprise 25 percent of the student population by More than four in 10 Latino students are English language learners and 45 percent of Latino students attend schools in high-poverty areas (Figure 1).Author: American Federation of Teachers.

Analysis by McKinsey & Company, The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools, found that narrowing the gap between black and Hispanic students and their white peers would have added up to $ billion (or 4%) to the GDP in a single year; closing the gap for low-income students could add $ billion (or 5%) to the GDP in a.

Bridging the Hispanic Achievement Gap in Los Angeles Unified and other large, urban school districts. A much smaller share of white students and African American students are educated in the same schools." and Massachusetts with the intention of closing the achievement gap.

Their book points to evidence that such policies have only. The results of the 35 th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shed some light on how the rest of the American population feels about the widening achievement gap in U.S.

schools. Americans feel that closing the achievement gap between white students and black students and Hispanic students is Author: Coleen Mcmurray.The achievement gap refers to the observed, persistent disparity of educational measures between the performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity and achievement gap can be observed on a variety of measures, including standardized test scores, grade point average, dropout rates, and college .