Saturday, February 6, 2010
The achievement gap refers to the discrepancy between the academic performance of groups of students in relation to race, gender, socioeconomic status, and various other factors. Large numbers of African Americans often find themselves on the wrong or low side of the achievement gap, scoring well below many of their white counterparts. In general, lower academic performance on tests is often connected to various other barriers and challenges such as poverty, racial inequities, impoverished education, and a lack of resources.
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