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ERIC Number: ED485517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 389
Abstractor: ERIC
Beating the Odds IV: A City-By-City Analysis of Student Performance and Achievement Gaps on State Assessments. Results from the 2002-2003 School Year
Casserly, Michael
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools has prepared this fourth edition of "Beating the Odds" ("Beating the Odds IV") to give the nation another look at how inner-city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states for our children. This analysis examines student achievement in math and reading through spring 2003. It also measures achievement gaps between cities and states, African Americans and Whites, and Hispanics and Whites. And it includes new data on language proficiency, disability, and income. Finally, the report looks at progress. It asks two critical questions: "Are urban schools improving academically?" and "Are urban schools closing achievement gaps?" In general, Beating the Odds IV shows that the Great City Schools are making important gains in math and reading scores on state assessments. The study also saw fresh evidence that gaps may be narrowing. Appended are: (1) Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE) Corresponding to Percentile Ranks; (2) Districts Contributing to N Counts; (3) Grades Tested by District: Mathematics; and (4) Grades Tested by District: Reading. (Contains 23 figures.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.