An Examination of the K-12 Black-White Achievement Gap in Mississippi

Abram, II, Timothy O. (2014) An Examination of the K-12 Black-White Achievement Gap in Mississippi. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dr. Marvin King from Political Science & African American Studies , The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the disparities in educational outcomes of black and white students throughout the state of Mississippi and investigates the steps that other states have taken to close the black-white achievement gap. White students outperform black students in every single measure of academic output, specifically the proficiency and passing rate on the state standardized test, the Mississippi Curriculum Test, the four subject area test (Algebra I, US History, Biology I, and English II), graduation and dropout rates, and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) examinations. This research focuses on the historical environment which produced the current educational inequities between black and white students, standardized test score data, and the actions that other states, along with the efforts of Mississippi are taking to close the achievement gap.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Abram, II, Timothy O.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Public Policy Leadership
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Marvin King
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science & African American Studies
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: >
Depositing User: Mr. Timothy Abram
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 15:54
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/154

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