ERIC Number: ED459250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
State Summary of New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire and noting inequities in teacher quality, course offerings, and funding. Included are tables and data that provide: a frontier gap analysis (a comparison of New Hampshire to the leaders in achievement and gap closing); student profile (the demographic distribution of youth in New Hampshire); partial 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. Student achievement data are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). New Hampshire did not participate in any of the 8th grade NAEP tests for 1998, or in the 4th grade math test in 1996, and did not meet the minimum participation guidelines for reporting results in the 8th grade math and science tests in 1996. It is therefore impossible to provide a complete profile of student achievement in New Hampshire. Data from existing evaluations show that Hispanic 4th graders in New Hampshire score about 2 years behind white 4th graders in the state in reading. Fourth graders from low-income families in New Hampshire score about 2 years behind non-poor 4th graders in the state in reading. (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: New Hampshire
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress