ERIC Number: EJ613978
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Examining the Paradox of Achievement Gaps.
Social Research Update, n26 Aut 1999
Describes two methods commonly used to calculate achievement gaps and suggests problems in the calculation of achievement gaps. One method uses percentage points as a form of "common currency"; the other calculates the change over time in proportion to the figures that are changing. Discusses reasons the second method may be preferable. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Change, Computation, Data Analysis, Percentage
Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 5XH, United Kingdom. Tel: 01483-300800; Fax: 01483-259551.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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