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ERIC Number: EJ1186090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Can Class-Based Substitute for Race-Based Student Assignment Plans? Evidence from Wake County, North Carolina
McMillian, M. Monique; Fuller, Sarah; Hill, Zoelene; Duch, Kate; Darity, William A., Jr.
Urban Education, v53 n7 p843-874 Sep 2018
This study uses a North Carolina administrative data set to analyze racial segregation and student achievement in Wake County during race-based and income-based school assignment plans. We find a modest increase in the level of racial segregation in Wake schools during the income-based plan, but compared with other large districts in the state, Wake County remained relatively desegregated. We also find a small increase in reading and math test scores and a narrowing of the Black-White test score gap. Our analysis indicates that the improvement in math scores may be "partially" due to school composition changes attributable to the income-based assignment plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Civil Rights Act 1964; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Missouri v Jenkins