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Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress

author: Paul Barton
description: "ETSís Policy Information Center identifies the factors before, during and after school that create and perpetuate the well-documented gaps in achievement among students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds and different family income levels...The ETS report specifies 14 factors related to student achievement ranging from birth weight and hunger to lead poisoning, parental involvement, and teacher quality. More importantly, the report looks at the negative impact for different racial/ethnic and income groups experiencing these factors that impact learning. "The results are unambiguous. In all 14 correlates of achievement, there were gaps between the minority and majority student populations," writes Paul Barton, author of the report."
URL link: http://www.ets.org/news/03111801.html
published in: ETS Policy Information Center
published: 11/20/2003
posted to site: 01/09/2004