How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform
in Mathematics and Reading on the NAEP'
Comments Schools have made modest progress in closing the achievement gap between black and white students in math and reading, though that narrowing varies by grade and subject and from state to state, according to a study from the National Center for Education Statistics.
In math, the achievement gap between the two groups has narrowed significantly among 9- and 13-year-olds since 1978 but has remained statistically unchanged since 1999. In reading, the gap was statistically level among 9-year-olds, but it has narrowed at age 13 since 1980. Since 1999, the reading gap has shrunk statistically among students in both age groups." ...