ERIC Number: ED306545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Reading Parity Study 1979-1987.
Lanese, James; And Others
A longitudinal study followed cohorts of students progressing through schools in the Cleveland Public School district and compared the reading comprehension scores of black and white students. Subjects, 12 cohorts ranging in size from 1400 to 2900 students, had reading comprehension test scores available for the first and last years of the study. Comparison of the test results indicated that: (1) the difference between the percentage of white students and the percentage of black students scoring above the thirty-third percentile widened over the course of the study for all cohorts spanning more than two years; (2) parity of test scores did not occur in any of the cohorts in the final two years of the study; (3) the parity gap is lower in the elementary grades for all cohorts and parity occurs more frequently in the lower grades; and (4) black students read less well than white students at most grade levels in each of the 12 cohorts. (Fourteen figures and two tables of data are included; an appendix of data is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.