TITLE

THE RACE GAP IN HIGH SCHOOL READING ACHIEVEMENT: WHY SCHOOL RACIAL COMPOSITION STILL MATTERS

AUTHOR(S)
Brown-Jeffy, Shelly
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Race, Gender & Class;2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3/4, p268
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study, a multilevel analysis of 4,065 students from 219 schools in the High School Effectiveness Study, examines the association between school racial composition and the Black-White achievement gap in reading achievement during a time in history when American schools began to resegregate and achievement differences between White and non-White students began to widen. Results indicate that the Black-White gap in reading achievement in schools with less than 10% Black, Hispanic, and/or Native American students enrolled is substantial, especially in comparison to schools with 25-54% Black, Hispanic, and/or Native American students (where the Black-White gap is relatively small and all students have higher average reading achievement). Racial integration is beneficial for Black student achievement, especially in the racially diverse suburban school with a mix of Black, Hispanic, Native American, White and Asian students that most approximates the racial mix of the United States.
ACCESSION #
26361358

 

Related Articles

  • Testing the Oppositional Culture Explanation in Desegregated Schools: The Impact of Racial Differences in Academic Orientations on School Performance. Diamond, John B.; Huguley, James P. // Social Forces;Dec2014, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p747 

    Recent studies suggest that anti-achievement attitudes and behaviors that are specific to black students occur most commonly in integrated or predominantly white school contexts. Accordingly, this study examines the degree to which racial differences in achievement-related attitudes and...

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.  // Education Week;6/5/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 40, p3 

    This article discusses issues related to graduation rates and education in the U.S. The authors note that while some states have seen their graduation rates increase, others have not. They also examine the disparity between ethnic groups in graduation rates. They explore the efforts of P-16...

  • Early Academic Self Concepts and the Racial Achievement Gap. Earp, Brian // Journal of Social & Psychological Sciences;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p3 

    The aim of this essay is to examine the racial achievement gap in American education through the lens of Erik Erikson's fourth stage of psychosocial development: industry vs. inferiority (Erikson, 1950). To set the stage, I will argue that the well-documented academic underperformance of certain...

  • Scholars Cite History's Legacy, Rap Music for Achievement Gap. Baard, Mark // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;7/13/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p20 

    The article presents information on the Achievement Gap Initiative in the U.S. Harvard University launched the Achievement Gap Initiative in 2005 to study the differences among racial groups, which are greatest between Afro-American and Whites. Other differences in the social structures and...

  • African American Educators’ Perspectives on the Advanced Placement Opportunity Gap. Taliaferro, Jocelyn; DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica // Urban Review;Jun2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p164 

    This study examines perspectives of educators on the advanced placement opportunity gap for African American students. Using interviews with 11 educators from 10 high schools, we explored their perceptions regarding the impact of a local academic achievement program on the enrollment of African...

  • Putting Beliefs Into Action. Wooleyhand, Christopher // Principal;May/Jun2013, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p10 

    The article presents a six-step framework for what can be done by principals across the U.S. to address the achievement gap in their schools, noting that they can be the nexus of meaningful change by implementing their beliefs. It notes the need for principals to acknowledge the existence of...

  • Test scores improve, but achievement gap remains. Novinson, Michael // La Prensa San Diego;7/17/2009, Vol. 33 Issue 29, p2 

    The article presents information on the achievement gap between black and white students in the U.S. According to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the achievement gap between the two races has decreased. It is stated that although the test scores for both...

  • ACHIEVEMENT GAPS. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;1/28/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 19, p5 

    The article reports on a study that found a correlation between U.S. President Barack Obama's success in the national spotlight and the black-white achievement gap. The study found that during Obama's presidential campaign, when he was experiencing success, black students tested stronger and...

  • The Power of Positive Identity. Violand-Sánchez, Emma; Hainer-Violand, Julia // Educational Leadership;Sep2006, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p36 

    The article discusses methods for schools to acknowledge the strengths that Latinos bring to schools and address the needs of Latino students in order to encourage academic achievement. Latinos, the largest minority group in the United States, will total 25 percent of the population by 2050,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics