The black-white test score gap /

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Other Authors: Jencks, Christopher.
Phillips, Meredith.
Format: Book
Published:Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c1998.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Black-White Test Score Gap: An Introduction / Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips
  • Part I. Test Bias, Heredity, and Home Environment
  • 2. Racial Bias in Testing / Christopher Jencks
  • 3. Race, Genetics, and IQ / Richard E. Nisbett
  • 4. Family Background, Parenting Practices, and the Black-White Test Score Gap / Meredith Phillips and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Greg J. Duncan and Pamela Klebanov and Jonathan Crane
  • Part II. How and Why the Gap Has Changed
  • 5. Black-White Test Score Convergence since 1965 / Larry V. Hedges and Amy Nowell
  • 6. Why Did the Black-White Score Gap Narrow in the 1970s and 1980s? / David Grissmer and Ann Flanagan and Stephanie Williamson
  • Part III. The Impact of Schools and Culture
  • 7. Does the Black-White Test Score Gap Widen after Children Enter School? / Meredith Phillips and James Crouse and John Ralph
  • 8. Teachers' Perceptions and Expectations and the Black-White Test Score Gap / Ronald F. Ferguson
  • 9. Can Schools Narrow the Black-White Test Score Gap? / Ronald F. Ferguson
  • 10. The Burden of "Acting White": Do Black Adolescents Disparage Academic Achievement? / Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
  • 11. Stereotype Threat and the Test Performance of Academically Successful African Americans / Claude M. Steele and Joshua Aronson
  • Part IV. Do Test Scores Matter?
  • 12. Racial and Ethnic Preferences in College Admissions / Thomas J. Kane
  • 13. Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores, Race, and Academic Performance in Selective Colleges and Universities / Fredrick E. Vars and William G. Bowen
  • 14. Basic Skills and the Black-White Earnings Gap / William R. Johnson and Derek Neal
  • Part V. Commentary
  • 15. The Role of the Environment in the Black-White Test Score Gap / William Julius Wilson
  • Contributors
  • Index

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