ERIC Number: ED111894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Educational Outcomes Associated With Ethnic Changes in School Populations.
Rowe, G. Dwight
This document examines the data on changes in the ethnic composition of the schools in Milwaukee, and relates them to student achievement. A consideration of the relationship of ethnicity and academic achievement is said to entail six questions as follows: how ethnic proportions of pupils have changed over a ten-year period; their patterns of achievement in reading and math during an eight-year period; the relationship between percent of minority in school and reading/math achievement; whether the strength of the relationship changes with an increase in proportion of minority pupils; whether the rate of change in ethnicity affects the proportion of the relationship; and the extent to which open enrollment serves as voluntary desegregation or resegregation. Minority subgroups included American Indian, black, Asian, and Spanish-surnamed children. Findings of the study noted an increase in the number of minority pupils with a decrease of non-minority pupils in the ten-year period. Open enrollment is said to have had a slight effect in increasing segregation. Although achievement in reading and math are said to have decreased, a reduced rate of decrease had been found. A double proportion of minority students in the eight-year period had not been found to increase the strength of the relationship between proportion of minority students and achievement, and rate of change in ethnicity not found to show a stable relationship with the variable of student achievement. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)