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ERIC Number: EJ814438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Racial Differences in High School Math Track Assignment
Ballon, Estela Godinez
Journal of Latinos and Education, v7 n4 p272-287 Oct 2008
Curriculum tracking continues as an entrenched part of schooling despite a substantial amount of research that shows educational advantages for college-track students and disadvantages for non-college-track students. This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the odds of being in the college and honors math tracks in high school and was primarily interested in the role that pre-high school composition factors and student coursework played in influencing that relationship. Prior math achievement, pre-high school composition factors, and student coursework all played roles in explaining racial/ethnic differences in track placement, but their influence varied by group. (Contains 2 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A