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Embracing The Text: Reading Achievement Of African-American Students-Implications For Educational Leaders, Jessalyn Roberson Askew May 2009

Embracing The Text: Reading Achievement Of African-American Students-Implications For Educational Leaders, Jessalyn Roberson Askew

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National trends in reading indicate African-American students continue to perform lower than white students. Key findings from the 2005 Reading Report card show white students in grades 4 and 8 scored higher on average than black and Hispanic students. The purpose of this study was to determine if a Balanced Reading format had an impact on the reading achievement of African-American students. It further explored the effects of teacher instructional methods, lesson planning, and student demographics (gender, ethnicity, SES) on the reading achievement of African-American students. Research was conducted in a suburban K-5 elementary school using data generated by students ...