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ERIC Number: EJ1121757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Eighth Grade Mathematics Achievement Gaps across Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
Pinar, Colleen
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v6 n1 Jul 2011
This study examined differences in mathematics performance of female and male students by race/ethnicity at national levels drawing from a sample of 8th grade public school students obtained from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 8th Grade Mathematics Assessment for 2003-2007. Results of this study will demonstrate how 8th grade mathematics performance is distributed across race/ethnicity and gender factors and will help explain disparities in 8th grade mathematics achievement by race/ethnicity and gender. With the passing of No Child Left Behind, increasing pressures are felt at all levels to close achievement gaps in mathematics. Implications of these findings are important for improving mathematics achievement outcomes for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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