ERIC Number: ED483170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
All Students Reaching The Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps. A Report of the National Study Group for the Affirmative Development of Academic Ability.
Bennett, Albert; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Cauce, Ana Mari; Everson, Howard T.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Lee, Carol D.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Stewart, Judy K.
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
A mission of public schools is to produce students who are intellectually competent and prepared for postsecondary education and the increasingly competitive workforce. An urgent concern among education takeholders today is the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans among high-achieving students. Despite increased efforts to maximize educational outcomes and to respond to the challenge of educating increasingly multicultural, multilingual, and disadvantaged students, more work is necessary to continue to improve student performance. It is recommended that affirmative development of academic ability be nurtured and developed through (1) high-quality teaching and instruction in the classroom, (2) trusting relationships in school, and (3) supports for pro-academic behavior in the school and community.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Ability, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools, Outcomes of Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.