ERIC Number: ED462484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Dispelling the Myth in California: Preliminary Findings from a State and Nationwide Analysis of "High-Flying" Schools.
Ali, Russlynn; Jerald, Craig D.
This study investigated how many high-poverty and high-minority schools in California and nationwide had high student performance, identifying schools that had students with reading and/or math performance in the top third among all schools in the state, at least 50 percent low-income students, and at least 50 percent African American and Hispanic students. Data came from an American Institutes for Research database that combines school-level assessment scores with demographic and other information on nearly all of the nation's schools and from California standardized test scores. In California and nationwide, there were many high-poverty, high-minority schools that were also high performing. California had 355 high-performing, high-poverty schools; 300 high-performing, high minority schools; and 143 high-performing, high-poverty-and-minority schools. These schools educated 373,000 public school students, including 232,000 low-income students, 187,000 Hispanic students, and 40,500 African American students. Nationwide, 4,577 schools met the study criteria, including 3,592 high-performing, high-poverty schools; 2,305 high-performing, high-minority schools; and 1,320 high-performing, high-poverty-and-minority schools. These schools educated 2,070,000 million public school students, including 1,280,000 low-income students, 564,000 African American students, and 660,000 Hispanic students. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Poverty
For full text: http://www.edtrust.org/documents/DTM_Report_CA.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Trust West, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California