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Document Number: 6203

Examining Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992 - This report examines several nationally representative senior high school student cohorts between the early 1970s and early 1990s to understand trends in mathematics scores among black, Latino and white students. Main research questions addressed include: (1) test score changes of blacks, Latinos and whites between the early 1970s and early 1990s; (2) changes in selected family and school measures; (3) the extent to which changes in these measures associated with convergence of the black-white and Latino-white test score gaps occurring during this period; and (4) the policy implications arising from the empirical analysis. A summary of the report also is available. (Mark Berends, Samuel R. Lucas, Thomas Sullivan and R.J. Briggs, RAND, June 2005)...


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