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Bickford, Elizabeth K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
An achievement gap exists in mathematics between elementary school students with and without disabilities. Guided by the conceptual framework of constructivism, this project study addressed issues related to this achievement gap in the area of mathematics, specifically assessing the cause of this gap from the teachers' perspective. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Mathematics Achievement
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Eide, Stephen – Education Next, 2017
In his campaign for Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio positioned himself as the candidate most determined to break with the legacy of the outgoing Michael Bloomberg administration. Voters responded enthusiastically, handing de Blasio a nearly 50-point margin of victory in the November 2013 election. De Blasio, a Democrat, interpreted the win…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Achievement Gap, National Competency Tests, Unions
Kurland, Michael A. T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This capstone dissertation inquiry project focused on the underperformance of English language learners (ELLs) at a high school. The Clark and Estes' (2008) gap analysis model was the analytical framework used to conduct this inquiry. At the request of the school, the inquiry focus was on gaining a better understanding of the underachievement…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners
Mingo-Long, Enyetta – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project was an alternative capstone dissertation conducted by a team of three doctoral students. The project focused on systematic and long-term underachievement of the English Language Learner (ELL) population of a single school, Sunshine Elementary, using the gap analysis model (Clark and Estes, 2008). More specifically, the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving
Carruthers, Anthony Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using the Gap Analysis problem-solving framework (Clark & Estes, 2008), this project examined collaboration around student achievement in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) from the teacher perspective. As part of a tri-level study, two other projects examined collaboration around student achievement in PUSD from the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Problem Solving, Models
Herrera, Juan Carlos – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project was an alternative capstone dissertation conducted by a team of three doctoral students. The project focused on systematic and long-term underachievement of the English Language (EL) population of a single school, Sunshine Elementary, using the gap analysis model (Clark and Estes, 2008). More specifically, the purpose of the analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Chin, Maisie – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
CADRE, an organization led by Maisie Chin, is a Human Right to Education Campaign. Between 2005 and 2013, CADRE played a lead role in using grassroots organizing and leadership development to create a seismic shift in public policy, debate, and narrative around school discipline, racial disparities, parents' roles, school climate, and closing the…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Organizations, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
McKinley, Johnnie H. – ASCD, 2010
While there are theories about how to close the achievement gap between black students and their white peers, what you need is the real low-down from frontline educators who know what works. Here's a book that gives you that plus a whole-school plan for raising the achievement of these chronically underserved students. Drawing from her work with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Group Instruction, Instructional Design
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Cholewa, Blaire; West-Olatunji, Cirecie – Professional School Counseling, 2008
School counselors and educators tend to focus on the symptoms of cultural discontinuity and often view these symptoms as root causes for underachievement. In this article we use an ecosystemic paradigm to explore the relationship among cultural discontinuity, psychological distress, and academic achievement. Recommendations include ways in which…
Descriptors: African American Students, School Counselors, American Indians, Low Income
Llamas, Sonia Rodarte – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using the Gap Analysis problem-solving framework (Clark & Estes, 2008), this study examined collaboration around student achievement at the central office leadership level in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). This study is one of three concurrent studies focused on collaboration around student achievement in the PUSD that include…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Problem Solving, Models
Salinas, Esther Charlotte – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using the Gap Analysis problem-solving framework (Clark & Estes, 2008), this project examined collaboration around student achievement at the school site leadership level in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). This project is one of three concurrent studies focused on collaboration around student achievement in the PUSD that include…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Problem Solving, Models
Executive Office of the President, 2014
In June 2014, President Obama embarked on his first presidential visit to Indian Country, where he and Mrs. Obama witnessed the tale of two Americas. Standing Rock Reservation, like many others, faces myriad social, economic, and educational problems. Together, those problems are coalescing into a crisis for our most vulnerable population--Native…
Descriptors: American Indians, At Risk Persons, Public Policy, Access to Education
Jimenez, Evelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This capstone project applied Clark and Estes' (2008) gap analysis framework to identify performance gaps, develop perceived root causes, validate the causes, and formulate research-based solutions to present to Trojan High School. The purpose was to examine ways to increase the academic achievement of ELL students, specifically Latinos, by…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners
Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete – 2002
This study synthesizes current research regarding the nature of the achievement gap in Washington State, root causes and conditions perpetuating the gap, and strategies for closing the gap. It emphasizes the gap between white students and students of color and between students from more affluent backgrounds and their lower-income counterparts.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Attitude Change