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ERIC Number: EJ852642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2069
Narrowing the Achievement Gap in a Resegregated Urban School District: Trends in Standards of Learning Test Scores
Ikpa, Vivian W.
Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, p65-75 2004
As the nation celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1954 Brown Decision, it is important to examine the achievement gap between children attending resegregated public schools and their counterparts attending integrated schools. The achievement gap is directly impacted by four specific interdependent types of deficits: moral, human capital, functional and agency. These deficits guide the analysis of trends in the reading and writing achievement gaps between resegregated and desegregated schools in the Norfolk School District. The results of the Virginia "Standards of Learning" for 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 were computed. The findings suggest that the district has narrowed the gap significantly between the resegregated and desegregated schools. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia