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ERIC Number: EJ853528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-23
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: The Role of Reforming Instructional Practices
Wenglinsky, Harold
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v12 n64 Nov 2004
No Child Left Behind calls for schools to close the achievement gap between races in math and reading. One possible way for schools to do so is to encourage their teachers to engage in practices that disproportionately benefit their minority students. The current study applies the technique of Hierarchical Linear Modeling to a nationally representative sample of 13,000 fourth graders who took the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress in mathematics to identify instructional practices that reduce the achievement gap. It finds that, even when taking student background into account, various instructional practices can make a substantial difference. (Contains 4 tables and 5 footnotes.)
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site: http://epaa.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Cited: ED544189