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

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2015

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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