ERIC Number: ED462485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Dispelling the Myth Revisited: Preliminary Findings from a Nationwide Analysis of "High-Flying" Schools.
Jerald, Craig D.
This study investigated how many high-poverty and high-minority schools nationwide had high student performance, identifying 4,577 schools nationwide that had students with reading and/or math performance in the top third among all schools in the state at the same grade level, 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 kinds of basic information on nearly all of the nation's schools. There were 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 approximately 2,070,000 million public school students, including 1,280,000 low-income students, 564,000 African American students, and 660,000 Hispanic students. As a group, these high-achieving schools enroll much higher proportions of poor and minority children than the nation's public schools as a whole. Schools on the high-performing, high-poverty list educated twice the proportion of low-income students than all schools nationally and were more likely to be in cities or rural areas. (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.