REL 2004 Policy Forum
Closing the Achievement Gap: School Resources and Beyond

September 27-28, 2004
Austin, TX

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Alva, S. A., & de los Reyes, R. (1999). Psychosocial stress, internalized symptoms, and the academic achievement of Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 14, 343-358.

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Barton, P. E. (2003). Parsing the achievement gap: Baselines for tracking progress. Policy Information Center. Princeton, NJ.

Bernal, V., Gilmore, L. A., Mellgren, L., Melandez, J., Seleme-McDermott, C., & Vazquez, L. (2000). Hispanic fathers and family literacy: Strengthening achievement in Hispanic communities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC.

Bogenschneider, K., & Johnson, C. (2004). Family involvement in education: How important is it? What can legislators do? In K. Bogenschneider & E. Gross (Eds.), A policymaker’s guide to school finance: Approaches to use and questions ask (Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar Briefing Report No. 20, 54 pages). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Center for Excellence in Family Studies.

Borman, G. D. & Kimball, S. M. (April, 2004). Teacher quality and educational equality: Do teachers with higher standards-based evaluation ratings close student achievement gaps? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. CPRE-UW Working Paper Series TC-O4-12. pdf/Teacher_Equity_AERA04TE.pdf

Casserly, M. (March, 2004). Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments results from the 2002-2003 school year. The Council of Great City Schools. Washington, DC.

Chubb, J. E. & Loveless, T. (2002) Bridging the achievement gap. Brookings Institution Press. Washington, DC.
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Conchas, G. Q. (2001). Structuring failure and success: Understanding the variability in Latino school engagement. Harvard Educational Review, 71, 475-504.

Gottfredson, L. S. (2000). Skills gaps, not tests, make racial proportionality impossible. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 6, 129-143.

Haycock, K. (2002). State policy levers: Closing the achievement gap. The State Education Standard, 3, 6-13.

Henderson, A. T. & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. Austin, TX.

Herman, M. R. (2002). The black-white-other test score gap: Academic achievement among mixed race adolescents. Institute for Policy. Evanston, IL. IPR Research Working Paper WP-02-31. publications/papers/

Jencks, C., & Phillips, M., Eds. (1998). The Black-White test score gap. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute Press.
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Kober, N. (2001). It takes more than testing: Closing the achievement gap. Center on Education Policy.

Lee, J. (2002). Racial and ethnic achievement gap trends: Reversing the progress toward equity? Educational Researcher, 31, 3-12.

Lee, V. E. & Burkam, D. T. (2002). Inequality at the starting gate: Social background differences in achievement as children begin school. Economic Policy Institute. Washington, DC.

Lieberman, G. A. & Hoody, L. L. (1998). Closing the achievement gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. State Education and Environment Roundtable. San Diego, CA.

Lopez, G. R. (2001). The value of hard work: Lessons on parent involvement from an (im)migrant household. Harvard Educational Review, 71, 416-437.

Miller, L. S. (1999).Reaching the top: A Report of the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement. College Board Publications. New York.

McCroskey, J., Picus, L.O., Yoo, J., Marsenich, L., & Robillard, E. (2004). Show Me the Money: Estimating Public Expenditures to Improve Outcomes for Children, Families, and Communities. Children & Schools, 26(3), 165-174. cl=33/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/nasw/01627961/latest.htm

National Black Caucus of State Legislators. (November, 2001). Closing the achievement gap: Improving educational outcomes for African American children. NBCSL, Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education. Washington, DC.

National Center for Education Statistics (2001). Educational achievement and black-white inequality. U.S. Department of Education.

Phillips, K. R. (2004). State policies that affect working families. The Urban Institute, Program to Asess Changing Social Policies. Washington, DC. Assessing the New Federalism Discussion Paper No. 04-05. NavMenuID=24&template=/TaggedContent/ViewPublication.cfm&PublicationID=8978

Price, H. B. (2002). Achievement matters: Getting your child the best education possible. Kensington Press. New York.

Reeves, C. (2003). Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: Implications for rural schools and districts. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Oak Brook, IL. (Link no longer works - 2012)

Rothman, R. (2002). Closing the achievement gap: How schools are making it happen. The Journal of the Annenberg Challenge, 5 (2), 1-11.

Rothstein, R. (2004). Class and schools: Using social, economic, and educational reform to close the Black-White achievement gap. Economic Policy Institute. Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sadowski, M. (2001, November/December). Closing the gap one school at a time. Harvard Education Letter.

Singham, M. (2003). The achievement gap: Myths and reality. Phi Delta Kappan, 84 (8), 586-591.

The Education Alliance. (2004). Closing the achievement gap: A focus on rural schools. The Education Alliance Business and Community for Public Schools. Charleston, WV.

Thernstrom, A. & Thernstrom, S. (2003). No excuses: Closing the racial gap in learning. Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York.
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Weiss, S. (2004). Research sheds new light on the Hispanic-White achievement gap. The Progress of Education Reform, 6 (3), 1-6.

Williams, B. (2003). Closing the achievement gap: A vision for changing beliefs and practices. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Alexandria, VA.

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