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State Summary of Louisiana. Ed Watch Online [microform]
Bib ID 5686850
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Education Trust, Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2001 
27 p. 
Summary

This report provides data on the academic achievement gap that separates low-income and minority students from other students, examining how well different groups of students perform in Louisiana and noting inequities in teacher quality, course offerings, and funding. Included are tables and data that provide: a frontier gap analysis (a comparison of Louisiana to the leaders in achievement and gap closing); student profile (the demographic distribution of youth in Louisiana); state performance (academic achievement and educational attainment); opportunity (well prepared teachers, challenging curricula, special student placements, effective instruction, and annual per pupil investments); minority achievement gains, state by state; and analysis of minority-white achievement gaps by subject area and grade level. African American 4th graders in Louisiana made more progress in math between 1992 and 1996 than African American 4th graders in most other states. However, African American 8th graders in Louisiana score more than 3 years behind white 8th graders in the state in math and science, and more than 2 years behind in reading and writing. Hispanic 8th graders in Louisiana score more than 2 years behind white 8th graders in the state in math, more than 3 years behind in reading, and more than 4 years behind in science. The state's poor/non-poor achievement gap would close for 8th graders in both math and science if poor students in Louisiana scored as well as poor students in North Dakota. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)

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Availability: The Education Trust, 1725 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-293-1217; Fax: 202-293-2605. For full text: http://204.176.179.36/dc/edtrust/edstart.cfm.

Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.

ERIC Note: Also supported by the Washington Mutual Foundation. For the other State Summaries, see UD 034 473-523. For the Summary of the Nation, see UD 034 472.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Black Students.  |  Curriculum.  |  Educational Attainment.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Equal Education.  |  Hispanic American Students.  |  Mathematics Achievement.  |  Minority Group Children.  |  Poverty.  |  Racial Differences.  |  Reading Achievement.  |  Science Achievement.  |  Special Needs Students.  |  Tables (Data)  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Teaching Skills.  |  White Students.  |  African Americans Latinos Louisiana National Assessment of Educational Progress
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors Education Trust, Washington, DC
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