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ERIC Number: EJ1100148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-14
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Exposure to School and Classroom Racial Segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg High Schools and Students' College Achievement
Giersch, Jason; Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Stearns, Elizabeth
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v24 n32 Mar 2016
In this study we investigate Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) high school graduates' academic performance in the first year of college and test whether their exposure to racial segregation in high school at both the school and classroom levels affected their college freshman grade point averages. Utilizing administrative data from the Roots of STEM Success Project, we track the CMS class of 2004 from middle school through its first year of education in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. Our findings show that segregation among schools and among classes within schools compromises college achievement for students of color while offering no significant benefits to white students' college achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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