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da Silva, Carol DeShano, Ed.; Huguley, James Philip, Ed.; Kakli, Zenub, Ed.; Rao, Radhika, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2007
"The Opportunity Gap" aims to shift attention from the current overwhelming emphasis on schools in discussions of the achievement gap to more fundamental questions about social and educational opportunity. The achievement gap looms large in the current era of high-stakes testing and accountability. Yet questions persist: Has the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Opportunities, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
Sussman, Susan B. – Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2003
This report describes a project originally intended to identify demographic patterns among adults with low literacy skills in each Canadian province. The project was carried out between March 2000 and June 2001 under the auspices of Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The project was based on the assumption that demographic information about…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Older Adults, Demography, Research Methodology