Achievement Gap

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Education Commission of the States

National Governors Association

California Department of Education

NYC Department of Education

The Wallace Foundation


Information Resources | Research & Reports

Research & Reports

Pennsylvania Reports | Closing the Gap | At-Risk Youth | Remediation/Intervention
Math Achievement | Literacy Achievement | Science Achievement
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Pennsylvania Reports

Advanced Placement Report to the Nation: Pennsylvania State Report
The College Board, February 2012

Raising Achievement in Underperforming Schools
PSBA Education Research & Policy Center, October 2011

Student Performance in the Pittsburgh Public Schools
RAND, September 2003

Education Watch: Pennsylvania Key Education Facts and Figures
The Education Trust, 2003

Poverty, Race, Resources, Results in the Pittsburgh Public Schools
National Center for Schools and Communities, April 2003

Closing the Gap

For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence
The Equity and Excellence Commission, February 2013

How Well are American Students Learning?
Brown Center On Education Policy, February 2012

Similar Students, Different Results: Why Do Some Schools Do Better?
EdSource, June 2006

Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students
Education Trust, November 2005

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: The Role of Reforming Instructional Practices
Education Policy Analysis Archives, November 2004

All Students Reaching the Top
Learning Point Associates, 2004

The Progress of Education Reform 2003: Closing the Achievement Gap
Education Commission of the States, March 2003

Closing the Achievement Gap in Suburban and Urban School Communities
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, December 2002

Closing the Achievement Gap: Principles for Improving the Educational Success of All Students
Educational Research Information Center, 2002

Awareness to Action: Recognizing and Addressing the Achievement Gaps in Delaware Schools
Delaware Education Research and Development Center, 2002

It Takes More than Testing: Closing the Achievement Gap
Center on Education Policy, April 2001

Closing the Gap One School at a Time
Harvard Education Newsletter, 2001

Good Teaching Matters: How Well Qualified Teachers Can Close the Gap
The Education Trust, June 1998

At-Risk Youth

Achievement Trap: How America is Failing Millions of High-Achieving Students from Lower-Income Families
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation & Civic Enterprises, 2007

The Adult Lives of At-Risk Students: The Roles of Attainment and Engagement in High School
National Center for Education Statistics, March 2006

Beating the Odds V: A City-by-City Analysis of Student Performance and Achievement Gaps on State Assessments
Council of the Great City Schools, March 2005

Inside the Black Box of High-Performing High-Poverty Schools
Prichard Commission for Academic Excellence, February 2005

The Progress of Education Reform 2004: Hispanic Achievement
Education Commission of the States, August 2004

Inequality at the Starting Gate: Social Background Differences in Achievement as Children Begin School
Economic Policy Institute, September 2002

Raising Minority Academic Achievement: A Compendium of Education Programs and Practices
American Youth Policy Forum, 2001

Remediation/Intervention

Does School Choice Work? Effects on Student Integration and Achievement
Public Policy Institute of California, 2006

Summer Remediation Policies
Education Commission of the States, August 2005

Math Achievement

2013 NAEP Mathematics Results
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2013

2011 NAEP Mathematics Results
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Trial Urban Districts Assessment: Math 2011
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
PA Department of Education, July 2010

Comparison Between NAEP and State Mathematics Assessment Results: 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, April 2008

Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2006

Tracking Achievement Gaps and Assessing the Impact of NCLB on the Gaps: An In-depth Look into National and State Reading and Math Outcome Trends
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, June 2006

Examining Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992
RAND, June 2005

Highlights from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study: TIMSS 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, December 2004

Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics, Part 1: Research Findings
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, December 2000

Literacy Achievement

2013 NAEP Reading Results
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2013

2011 NAEP Reading Results
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Trial Urban Districts Assessment: Reading 2011
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
PA Department of Education, July 2010

Comparison Between NAEP and State Reading Assessment Results: 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, April 2008

Teaching Literacy Through Art, Year One: Final Report
Guggenheim Museum, April 2007

Keeping Watch on Reading First
Center on Education Policy, September 2006

Tracking Achievement Gaps and Assessing the Impact of NCLB on the Gaps: An In-depth Look into National and State Reading and Math Outcome Trends
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, June 2006

The Effectiveness of Out-Of-School-Time Strategies in Assisting Low-Achieving Students in Reading and Mathematics: A Research Synthesis
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, January 2004

International Comparisons in Fourth-Grade Reading Literacy: Findings from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study of 2001
National Center for Education Statistics, April 2003

Research-Based Instruction in Reading
U.S. Department of Education, October 2002

Science Achievement

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 20011 Science Assessment Results
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2012

The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology
Pennsylvania Department of Education, January 2002

National Center for Education Statistics Reports

The Condition of Education
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2013

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2013 Mathematics and Reading Results
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2013

The Condition of Education
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2012

NAEP Results
National Center for Education Statistics, 2012

The Nation’s Report Card: U.S. History 2010
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2011

The Nation’s Report Card: Civics 2010
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2011

The Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2007
National Center for Education Statistics, April 2008

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
National Center for Education Statistics, September 2007

Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2006
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2007

Advanced Mathematics and Science Coursetaking in the Spring High School Senior Classes of 1982, 1992, and 2004
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2007

The Nation’s Report Card: Economics 2006
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2007

Digest of Education Statistics, 2006
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2007

The Condition of Education 2007
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2007

Status of Education in Rural America
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2007

Student Achievement in Private Schools: NAEP 2000-2005 Results
National Center for Education Statistics, December 2005

Characteristics of U.S. 15-Year-Old Low Achievers in an International Context: Findings From PISA 2000
National Center for Education Statistics, October 2005

Projections of Education Statistics to 2014
National Center for Education Statistics, September 2005

NAEP 2004 Long-Term Trend Assessment Results
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005

NAEP 1999 Long-Term Trend Technical Analysis Report: Three Decades of Student Performance
National Center for Education Statistics, April 2005

Other

How to Close the Achievement Gap: Arts Education
Edutopia, September 20013

The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools
McKinsey & Company, April 2009

The Funding Gap 2005: Low-Income and Minority Students Shortchanged by Most States
Education Trust, December 2005

Leveling the Playing Field 2005: Identifying Outperforming and Underperforming States on the NAEP in Demographic Context
Standard & Poor’s, December 2005

Addressing Achievement Gaps: The Progress and Challenges of Women and Girls in Education and Work
Educational Testing Service, 2005

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Volume I
Templeton National Report on Acceleration, October 2004

Scholarly Support Evidence Volume II
Templeton National Report on Acceleration, October 2004

Parsing the Achievement Gap – Baselines for Tracking Progress
Educational Testing Service, October 2003

Hope for Urban Education: A Study of Nine High-Performing, High-Poverty Urban Elementary Schools
U.S. Department of Education, 1999

 

 

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