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Document Number: 5855

Closing the Gap: High Achievement for Students of Color - This four-page brief summarizes the research on causes of the achievement gap and provides examples of successful programs—all offering “a demanding curriculum and a strong social support system”—that are closing the gap at the elementary, middle, high school and postsecondary levels. Graphics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores for grades 4 and 8 from 1994 to 2002 indicate gains have been made in narrowing the achievement gap, but also that more work remains to be done. (American Educational Research Association, Research Points, Fall 2004)...

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