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The black-white test score gap

Author: Christopher Jencks; Meredith Phillips
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1998.
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"The test score gap between blacks and whites - on vocabulary, reading, and math tests, as well as on tests that claim to measure scholastic aptitude and intelligence - is large enough to have far-reaching social and economic consequences. In their introduction to this book, Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips argue that eliminating the disparity would dramatically reduce economic and educational inequality  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Jencks; Meredith Phillips
ISBN: 0815746105 9780815746102 0815746091 9780815746096
OCLC Number: 39195441
Description: x, 523 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The black-white test score gap : an introduction / Christopher Jencks, Meredith Phillips --
Test bias, heredity, and home environment. Racial bias in testing / Christopher Jencks --
Race, genetics, and IQ / Richard E. Nisbett --
Family background, parenting practices, and the black-white test score gap / Meredith Phillips, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Greg J. Duncan, Pamela Klebanov, Jonathan Crane --
How and why the gap has changed. Black-white test score convergence since 1965 / Larry V. Hedges, Amy Nowell --
Why did the black-white score gap narrow in the 1970s and 1980s? / David Grissmer, Ann Flanagan, Stephanie Williamson --
The impact of schools and culture. Does the black-white test score gap widen after children enter school? / Meredith Phillips, James Crouse, John Ralph --
Teachers' perceptions and expectations and the black-white test score gap / Ronald F. Ferguson --
Can schools narrow the black-white test score gap? / Ronald F. Ferguson --
The burden of "acting white" : do black adolescents disparage academic achievement? / Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig --
Stereotype threat and the test performance of academically successful African Americans / Claude M. Steele, Joshua Aronson --
Do test scores matter? Racial and ethnic preferences in college Admissions / Thomas J. Kane --
Scholastic aptitude test scores, race, and academic performance in selective colleges and universities / Fredrick E. Vars, William G. Bowen --
Basic skills and the black-white earnings gap / William R. Johnson, Derek Neal --
Commentary. The role of the environment in the black-white test score gap / William Julius Wilson.
Responsibility: Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips, editors.

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The test score gap between blacks and whites on aptitude and intelligence is large enough to have far-reaching social and economic consequences. These authors argue that eliminating the disparity  Read more...

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"A book whose time has come" --Gerunda Hughes, Howard University, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 12/6/2000

 
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