Published Online: June 11, 2013
Published in Print: June 12, 2013, as Achievement Gaps

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Achievement Gap

"The Road to Equity"

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Of the 75 districts whose demographics qualify them for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, only six were found to increase African-American students' college readiness by improving their passing rates on Advanced Placement tests while keeping their participation rates steady, finds a new Broad Foundation analysis.

To help address that challenge for schools, the foundation identified the strategies being used by the six districts that succeeded in narrowing those AP-participation gaps. They include offering a rigorous curriculum in the elementary grades, identifying potential AP students early, providing extra academic and social support, boosting AP course offerings, and trying to instill confidence in students about their college-going potential.

Vol. 32, Issue 35, Page 5

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