Student achievement has risen since 2002 with black and Latino students improving at a faster pace than whites, according to a study by the Center on Education Policy. The gains — for all students — are strongest in elementary school.
The report focused on “trend lines” – for Latino students in fourth-grade reading, for instance, or for low-income students in high school math – and examined the gaps between lines. The gaps narrowed in 74 percent of all trend lines the researchers examined, most often because the gains made by lower-performing groups outpaced those made by the top-performing group.
Achievement gaps remain large, but they are narrowing, says CEP.
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