ERIC Number: ED435765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Top: A Report of the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement.
College Board, New York, NY.
The College Board launched the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement in 1997. The primary mission of this Task Force has been to develop recommendations for how segments of U.S. society can work to increase the number of under-represented minority students who achieve at high levels academically. This report contains Task Force recommendations for action, along with a review of what has been learned over the years about why differences in educational outcomes persist among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. The Task Force has concluded that, if the number of top African American, Latino, and Native American students is to grow rapidly, promoting their achievement must become a priority at all levels of the educational system. Colleges and universities, along with state education systems, should create information systems designed to monitor progress and help inform efforts to design more effective strategies. At the K-12 level, the Task Force recommends that local, state, and federal leaders place the goal of increasing the number of top minority students high on the school reform agenda. The Task Force also recommends increased access to high-quality preschool and parent education programs and improved supplemental programs targeting minority students. The Task Force is calling for a policy of affirmative development across many sectors of society. An appendix contains a table with data about children of different racial/ethnic groups as measures by parents' education characteristics. (Contains 136 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, High Achievement, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Racial Differences, Supplementary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, New York, NY.