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ERIC Number: ED520767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunity Lost: The Story of African-American Achievement in California, 2010. Research Report
Education Trust-West
California touts some of the highest educational standards in the country. Yet when it comes to the state's African-American students, these standards have proved to be little more than a mirage, forever out of reach. This report analyzes the most recent data on African-American achievement and opportunity gaps from the elementary grades through high school and into college. It also examines performance trends over the past eight years (2003-10). It counteracts negative perceptions and low expectations for African-American students by identifying the state's top-performing, moderate-to-high-poverty school districts, both in terms of overall African-American achievement and improvement over time. This report also reveals which districts have the lowest rates of African-American achievement and smallest performance gains. It concludes by recommending a series of reforms that can transform the educational conditions that produce the state's achievement and opportunity gaps. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures, 3 notes and 8 data sources.)
Education Trust-West. 1814 Franklin Street Suite 220, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 510-465-6444; Fax: 510-465-0859; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust-West
Identifiers - Location: California