ERIC Number: EJ648268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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On the Intractability of the Achievement Gap in Urban Schools and the Discursive Practice of Continuing Racial Discrimination.
English, Fenwick W.
Education and Urban Society, v34 n3 p298-311 May 2002
Achievement gaps between minority and white students may never be resolved because they are an artifact of a measurement process that uses flawed tests to assess student progress. IQ and achievement testing have always shown that socioeconomic status (SES) is critical in explaining test score variance. SES is part of the concept of cultural capital, which significantly predicts student success. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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