Achievement Trends Tabitha Floyd EDU428

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Achievement Trends Tabitha Floyd EDU428: Student Achievement in Public Schools Instructor: Bibiana Gavillan January 17 th , 2011
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Achievement Trends Raising the quality of teaching and learning in American schools is a priority. As the above graphs show test scores are improving over the last twenty some years but still not enough.
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There are other nations improving faster than in the United States and this threatens our quality of life in a competitive world. In addition, achievement gaps between racial groups in the United States remain large. The social and political vitality of the nation may depend on closing these racial gaps. Blacks and Hispanics are doing better than in the past compared to whites, but still not nearly well enough. Most of the students have achieved higher scores over the years. The set back to this is that there is one group that the scores have decreased instead of increased. The seven-teen year old blacks have decreased in the past twenty years. We need to start are focus on this age group and figure
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Unformatted text preview: out a way to increase there score. In the big picture though, we need to find a way to lower the gaps of achievement between the different races. We need to understand what is causing the differences and come up with a solution. An analysis of the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey by University of Pennsylvania's Richard Ingersoll for Quality Counts 2003 revealed that students in high-poverty, high-minority schools have less access to well qualified teachers than do students in low-poverty, low-minority schools. For the most part teachers in high-poverty schools reported less favorable working conditions than teachers in wealthier schools. This causes the lack of well trained teachers to want to work in these schools. Teachers from high-poverty schools reported more that student was disrespectful and they had lack of parent involvement. ( Quality Counts , 2003). More programs are needed in the schools to get parents involved in there students education. REFERENCES...
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