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  • The Gap Of The Achievement Gap

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    The achievement gap is the education gap between the performance group of students in which these groups are usually defined by their social status, race or gender. The education experts proved that this gap had a negative impact on the students of the new generation as most of them tend to believe that this gap couldn 't be changed and that their life success and learning will be depending on their social status, race or gender. This gap not only affects students, but also affects everyone in the

  • Achievement Gaps

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    Achievement Gaps Reading, writing and the ability to solve simple mathematical problems are a part of the necessary tools needed to survive in America. Consequently, such learning tools are used numerous times throughout the day without recognition. However, reading, writing and basic knowledge of mathematical problems are not equally achieved by all social groups. It is clear that education plays a major role in the future of an individual, yet there are achievement gaps between Black, White

  • The Achievement Gap

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    the education sector, the achievement gap delineates the observed disparity in school performance among student groups. This gap is manifested in measures such as test scores, grades, college completion and dropout rates, and selection of courses. Within the U.S. context, the achievement gap has often been used to refer to the worrying performance disparities between Latinos and African-Americans on one hand and their non-Hispanic white counterparts on the other. The gap also describes academic differences

  • The Achievement Gap Problem

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    Is it possible for the achievement gap to be solved? The achievement gap is the difference in test scores between different groups of students. In the article, the students are grouped based on ethnicity, family history, and economic background. Educational facilities have been attempting to close the gap for the past couple years, but the problem still persists. Ravitch is the author of the article and has put a large quantity of time towards the achievement gap issue. She has researched and found

  • Achievement Gap In Education

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    Introduction “The socioeconomic achievement gap in education refers to the inequality in academic achievement between groups of students. The achievement gap shows up in grades, standardized test scores, course selection, dropout rates, and college-completion rates, among other success measures” (Ansell, 2017). Typically, when discussing the achievement gap, educators are comparing the academic progress of African-American students or Hispanic students to the progress of white students. More-often-than-not

  • Achievement Gap with Minorities

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    about achievement gap is broached, it is often offensive towards minorities. Mainly because it implies that you’re acknowledging the fact that there is and achievement difference among their race and Whites. Personally I have no problem with the term because it is factual. It’s what school officials are not doing to close this gap that i have a problem with The achievement gap is sustained by poor school management and teaching—not other social or cultural factors. In order to close this gap among

  • Achievement Gap Essay

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    The achievement gap is defined as the disparity between the performance groups of students, especially groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, ability and socio-economic status. The achievement gap can be observed through a variety of measures including standardized test scores, grade point averages, drop out rates, college enrollment and completion rates. The Black-White achievement gap is a critical issue in modern society’s education system. Although data surrounding the issue clearly indicates

  • Essay On Achievement Gap

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    A widespread issue for Americans, the achievement gap is a significant inequality that young minorities face. Directly correlated with the societal injustices of poverty and racism, often resulting in limited opportunities and socioeconomic stagnation, the achievement gap encompasses the disparity in education performance of students by race and income. As the basic values of a democratic government include justice and liberty, it is imperative that a democracy and democratic citizens provide equal

  • Achievement Gap Reflection

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    on Closing the Achievement Gap For my reflective integration, I found an article on the Denver Post that caught my eye. Most of the articles I found in the opinion header were about politics. With those articles being important and meaningful, they aren’t something that I am passionate about. The article I found is called “Let’s go to the moon (and back) to close the achievement gap by columnist and editorial writer Megan Schrader of the Denver Post. Closing the achievement gap has been an ongoing

  • The Segregation Of The Achievement Gap

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    The Camouflaged Segregation of the Achievement Gap in the United States Education System The first public school in the United States opened in Boston in the year of 1821. By the end of the 19th century, public secondary schools began to outnumber private ones. Nevertheless, the education system started with many flaws. One of the biggest problems of the public educational system is that, although it gave the less advantaged an opportunity to learn, it did so in a segregated way. When we talk about

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