"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Must Reading Research

From the Bell Policy Center website, this report demonstrates once again the fact that the achievement gap is an economic gap more than anything else:

Understanding Colorado’s Achievement Gap (pdf):
An Analysis of Student Performance Data by Race and Income
Bell's newest report summarizes the academic achievement gap in Colorado. It serves as a comprehensive sourcebook for test results, comparisons and recommendations. Click the title for a link to the document online as a pdf, or contact Bell for a free copy.

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