ERIC Number: ED086770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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A Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study of the Achievement of Black and Spanish-Surnamed Students in Desegregated Elementary and Secondary Schools.
This report is intended as a sort of "status report" on the achievement of bused students in comparison to other students. The major portion of this report is divided into two sections according to the type of data which are analyzed: longitudinal or cross-sectional. First, longitudinal data trace the achievement of a cohort of students from kindergarten during the first year of desegregation through the sixth grade. A second group of students, who started to kindergarten three years after desegregation began, is followed through the third grade. The achievement of these students is compared each year to the achievement of all students in the district in an attempt to determine whether or not there are changes in the difference, or "gap", between the achievement of minority bused students and all district students in general. The data are analyzed by ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status. A second part of this report examines the achievement test scores of students in the fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth grades. Because of time limitations, changes in the testing schedule since desegregation began, the missing information, the test scores represent only 1972-1973 rather than the entire period since desegregation began. The data included in this report must be interpreted very cautiously because of high rates of attrition of pupils in the longitudinal samples and missing data for eighth and ninth grade students. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Riverside Unified School District, CA.