ERIC Number: ED473901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Minority Academic Achievement: A Compendium of Education Programs and Practices.
James, Donna Walker; Jurich, Sonia; Estes, Steve
This paper reports on a 22-month effort to identify, summarize, and analyze evaluations of school and youth programs that show gains for minority youth across a broad range of academic indicators, from early childhood through advanced postsecondary study. A search of journals, research databases, and other sources yielded over 200 documents pertaining to education programs. A total of 39 documents that used sound methodology and had measurable academic achievement data on racial or other minorities were included. Results indicated that at almost every educational level, schools and community-based programs nationwide were reporting good news about the academic achievement of minority students. Although achievement gaps were still large overall, and most reported achievement gains were small, these programs proved that it is possible to succeed in raising achievement for all. Though there was no one strategy that guaranteed program success, results suggested using a comprehensive approach, noting numerous strategies. Recommendations are included. (Contains 65 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.