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America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap

Abstract

This article argues that "if racial equality is America's goal, reducing the black-white test score gap would probably do more to promote this goal than any other strategy that could command broad political support. Reducing the test score gap is probably both necessary and sufficient for substantially reducing racial inequality in educational attainment and earnings."


This article was published in "The American Prospect", pp. 44-53, no. 40 (Sept-Oct, 1998).

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