ERIC Number: EJ1186090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Student Placement, Socioeconomic Influences, Counties, Family Income, School Districts, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, African American Students, White Students, Racial Composition, School Desegregation, Integrated Services, Desegregation Litigation, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Court Litigation, Enrollment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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