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Achievement Gap

Amanda Hafner - Jaclyn Remo - Kallie DeRose - Kendra Cooper 1


What is an Achievement Gap?
“The disparity in academic performance between groups of
students”

-Socioeconomic Status
-Race
-Gender
-Disabilities

Shows up in grades,
standardized-test
scores, course
selection, dropout
rates, and college-
completion rates,
among other success
measures.
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Age Level Most Dominant
-Not specified to one age group
- Poverty and low economic status have a particularly negative impact on
young children as they enter school and make their way through the K-12
system

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The Impact On Educators
- Teachers view the “Achievement Gap” as a challenge.
- All children learn differently.
- All schools do not have equal opportunity when it comes to funds.
- Leaders need to facilitate dialogues to better understand contributing factors
and how to begin closing the gap.

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What We, As Educators, Can do to Close the Gap:
-Additional Learning & Enrichment Opportunities

-Fueling the Desire to Learn

-Build on Children’s Strengths

-Increase Instructional Time

- Use Technology

-Link School and Home

-Provide/ be a mentor for “at-risk” students.


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Works cited
Achievement Gaps (Retrieved by: https://bit.ly/2wm1cTf)

Achievement Gap (Retrieved by: https://bit.ly/2yQlTbm )

Creative Ways to Close the Achievement Gap (Retrieved by:


https://bit.ly/2xlMYo1)

Students Affected by Achievement Gaps (Retrieved by: https://bit.ly/2PHxNfO )

What is the Achievement Gap and What Can Educators do About it? (Retrieved
by: https://bit.ly/2D65oOV )

8 Proven ways to Help Close the Achievement Gap (Retrieved by: https://bit.ly/2NRuO73 )
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