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ERIC Number: EJ867795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Closing Achievement Gaps: Lessons from the Last 15 Years
Murphy, Joseph
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n3 p8-12 Nov 2009
At first glance, closing the achievement gap seems fairly straightforward. It is a difficult task to accomplish, but it does not seem an especially complex one to conceptualize. How educators look at achievement gaps will determine their success in reducing them. When designing interventions, the author suggests that educators need to remember the guidelines and caveats presented in this article, including taking care in how one disaggregates the data, measures the problem, and interprets the results. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A