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  • For over 20 years, the achievement gap has been a central focus for educational policies. For example, policies such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top were created to ensure the success of all students, especially for those students considered to be underachieving. However, since the 1980s and according to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, those policies have not decreased the achievement gap, and the underachievement of African American students continues.

author list (cited authors)

  • Scarlett, W. G.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Scarlett, W. G.

Book Title

  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM