The Black-White Achievement Gap: A Look at School Composition
The Black-White achievement gap has been studied extensively, but its relationship to school composition has generally not been examined. In this video, Sami Kitmitto, AIR principal researcher, discusses AIR’s research on the relationship between achievement gaps among Black and White students and the demographic makeup of schools.
Working with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AIR examined how eighth grade achievement data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) relates to the percentage of students in a school who are Black. Kitmitto also discusses the research’s importance amid growing concerns about the re-segregation of schools.