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University of Denver

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Ethnicity

2009

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School Engagement And The Achievement Gap, Nicole R. Skalsky Jan 2009

School Engagement And The Achievement Gap, Nicole R. Skalsky

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Evidence of the influence of engagement on learning and achievement is well established. There is also indication of a test-score gap between poor students and middle class students as well as among racial and ethnic groups.

This gap continues to be a top priority in educational reform. Since the achievement gap continues to widen for many school districts and states, investigating the possible connection between the engagement gap and the achievement gap deserves needed attention.

This study sought to determine the differences in school engagement and achievement levels between students from low and high-SES backgrounds, as measured by free and …