The impact of selected school factors on the test performance of African-American economically disadvantaged elementary students.

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In order for America to retain its superior position in a global economy it is imperative that all students receive educational opportunities that will prepare them for the future. Currently, African-American economically disadvantaged students in the United States perform lower on standardized tests than their grade and age-level peers. Educators must find ways to improve the performance of students in this group in order to maximize future opportunities. Through a mixed-methodology approach, the current study finds three school factors that may positively impact the performance of African-American economically disadvantaged students: high expectations, student-teacher relationships and teacher effectiveness. Quantitative and qualitative ... continued below

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Griffin, Wynette O. May 2006.

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In order for America to retain its superior position in a global economy it is imperative that all students receive educational opportunities that will prepare them for the future. Currently, African-American economically disadvantaged students in the United States perform lower on standardized tests than their grade and age-level peers. Educators must find ways to improve the performance of students in this group in order to maximize future opportunities. Through a mixed-methodology approach, the current study finds three school factors that may positively impact the performance of African-American economically disadvantaged students: high expectations, student-teacher relationships and teacher effectiveness. Quantitative and qualitative analysis provides perspectives from principals primarily from a large urban school district on the impact of these factors on student performance.

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Griffin, Wynette O. The impact of selected school factors on the test performance of African-American economically disadvantaged elementary students., dissertation, May 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5275/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .