ERIC Number: EJ1137242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Within-Race Achievement Comparisons Help Narrow Between-Race Achievement Gaps?
Duke, Daniel L.
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v22 n2 p100-115 2017
Reports on the low achievement of African American students tend to focus on Black-White achievement gaps. This study draws from official reports that also consider within-race achievement differences. An argument is presented that within-race comparisons are likely to reveal important causal factors that may go unnoticed when between-race comparisons are made. Examples of within-race comparisons for African American students include comparisons across districts, states, types of schools, and gender. Implications for efforts to improve African American achievement are discussed for each type of within-race comparison.
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, African American Students, Geographic Location, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, White Students, Standardized Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, High Achievement, Charter Schools, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; United States
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