Black Male Achievement Lowest in Schools with Highest Levels of Black Students


This blog posting summarizes study conducted by the American Institutes for Research that explores the achievement gap between Black and White students. Key Findings: young Black females fared better than young Black males in this analysis of achievement in relation to school segregation; the achievement gap for males was 25 points in schools with 60% or greater Black populations, compared to 17 points in schools with less than 20% Black populations; for young women, the Black-White achievement gap was not statistically wider in schools with the highest percentages of Black students (15 points) than in schools with the lowest percentages (13 points). 

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