Education Commission of the States: Closing the Achievement Gap
ECS Issue Site that addresses the problem of the academic achievement gap between white and minority students. Find readings, research summaries, and statistical information on the causes and effects of the gap. Also includes links to related issues.
Forbes.com: The Achievement Gap
Forbes article about the achievement gap between African Americans and non-blacks. Discusses how economics affects the problem. By Tim Harford.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Also known as "the Nation's Report Card," it is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas such as reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.
PBS: Closing the Achievement Gap (2004)
PBS documentary by Clarence Page that explores the achievement gap in American schools. Features Amistad Academy, a charter school in New Haven, Connecticut that is closing the gap.
U.S. Department of Education: Achievement Gap
Read reports from the U.S. Department of Education about how No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provides stronger accountability to close the achievement gap in public schools.
Wikipedia: Achievement Gap
Explains the achievement gap between the educational performance of groups of students. Includes graphs showing test scores grouped by race. Also discusses reforms to combat the gap.