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ERIC Number: ED334336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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High School Context and Black Student Performance.
Haynes, Norris M.
This report summarizes the school factors that affect the academic achievement of black urban high school students. An examination of changes in the academic achievement of the members of a class of 148 students between the sophomore and senior years found the following changes: (1) 4 percent of those who had been classified as "high achievers" as sophomores had become "low achievers" by their senior year; (2) 22 percent of those who had been classified as "average achievers" as sophomores had become "high achievers" by their senior year; (3) 6 percent of those who had been classified as "average achievers" as sophomores had become "low achievers" by their senior year; (4) 10 percent of those classified as "low achievers" as sophomores had become "average achievers" by their senior year; and (5) 10 percent of those classified as "low achievers" as sophomores had become "high achievers" by their senior year. Interviews with three of the students confirmed the importance of the following school factors in achievement changes: (1) black stereotypes; (2) school ethos; (3) resources; (4) quality of instruction; and (5) external support systems. A list of 15 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, 1991).