ERIC Number: ED459226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
State Summary of Colorado. Ed Watch Online.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This report provides data on the academic achievement gap that separates low-income and minority students from other students, examining how well different groups of students perform in Colorado and noting inequities in teacher quality, course offerings, and funding. Included are tables and data that provide: a frontier gap analysis (a comparison of Colorado to the leaders in achievement and gap closing); student profile (the demographic distribution of youth in Colorado); state performance (academic achievement and educational attainment); opportunity (well prepared teachers, challenging curricula, special student placements, effective instruction, and annual per pupil investments); minority achievement gains, state by state; and analysis of minority-white achievement gaps by subject area and grade level. African American 8th graders in Colorado out-perform African American students nationwide in science and are among the highest scoring compared to African American students in other states in math and reading. However, African American 8th graders in Colorado are scoring more than 2 years behind white 8th graders in the state in math and writing and more than 3 years behind in reading. Hispanic 8th graders in Colorado score more than 2 years behind white 8th graders in the state in all four areas. There are significant differences in measurable teacher quality and course offerings that may contribute to the achievement gap in Colorado. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Curriculum, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Achievement, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement, Special Needs Students, Tables (Data), Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress