ERIC Number: ED459237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
State Summary of Kansas. 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 Kansas and noting inequities in teacher quality, course offerings, and funding. Included are tables and data that provide: a frontier gap analysis (a comparison of Kansas to the leaders in achievement and gap closing); student profile (the demographic distribution of youth in Kansas); 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. Kansas did not participate in any of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests prior to 1998, and did not participate in the writing section of the 1998 NAEP tests. Achievement profiles are based on 1998 results. African American 8th graders in Kansas out-perform African American 8th graders in every other state in reading, making Kansas the frontier state in reading for African American 8th graders. However, African American and Hispanics 8th graders in the state score about 2 years behind white 8th graders in reading. Low-income 8th graders in Kansas score more than 1 year behind non-poor 8th graders in the state in math and science. (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
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress