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Mezuk, Briana; Bondarenko, Irina; Smith, Suzanne; Tucker, Eric – Educational Research and Reviews, 2011
Policy makers have advanced out-of-school time learning as a means to address far-reaching class and racial/ethnic disparities in high school achievement and college readiness, particularly in urban districts. However, limited data have hindered large-scale efforts to evaluate the influence of such activities on student achievement. Recent federal…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, School Districts, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement Gap
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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Wyatt, Shelby – Professional School Counseling, 2009
A review of the literature reveals that African-American males do not achieve at the same academic levels as their White counterparts. This article reports the effectiveness of a school-based male mentoring program established by a professional school counselor in an urban high school that formed a relationship of support for male students…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Males
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Lee, Valerie E.; Ready, Douglas D. – Future of Children, 2009
Valerie Lee and Douglas Ready explore the influences of the high school curriculum on student learning and the equitable distribution of that learning by race and socioeconomic status. They begin by tracing the historical development of the U.S. comprehensive high school and then examine the curricular reforms of the past three decades. During the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum