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The Resource African Americans and Standardized Tests : The Real Reason for Low Test Scores

African Americans and Standardized Tests : The Real Reason for Low Test Scores

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African Americans and Standardized Tests : The Real Reason for Low Test Scores
Title
African Americans and Standardized Tests
Title remainder
The Real Reason for Low Test Scores
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a surprisingly honest and hard-hitting approach, this scathing indictment of the modern black family postulates that a lack of appreciation for literacy in the African American household is the true cause of low scores on today's standardized tests. Arguing that television, video games, rap music, and sports are all distractions from much-needed study time, the discussion stresses the significance of literacy in a child's future and the importance of parental involvement toward shaping that future. In an educational climate where most of the blame for a child's poor performance is placed upon the teachers, the curricula, and the social structure of the schools, this discussion ultimately places the responsibility back in the hands of the family and offers them suggestions for improvement
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
LC call number
LC2717 -- .J35 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
African Americans and Standardized Tests : The Real Reason for Low Test Scores
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=839062
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: Why African Americans Usually Score the Lowest on Standardized Tests (Just Keeping It Real) -- 1. Who Cares About Standardized Tests Anyway? -- 2. The African American Past and the Impact on Reading: From Africa to America -- 3. Let's Get Technical: What Are the Scores of African Americans on Standardized Tests? -- 4. What Causes These Score Differences? -- 5. Literacy and the Criminal Justice System -- 6. Profiles of African American Examinees Who Excelled Above the Mean -- 7. Using Common Sense -- 8. What Can We Do? It May Take a Village -- 9. Community Projects and Resources That Promote Reading -- 10. Final Thoughts -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- References
Control code
EBC839062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781934155905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC839062
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL839062
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10717245
  • (CaONFJC)MIL532046
  • (OCoLC)848920152
Label
African Americans and Standardized Tests : The Real Reason for Low Test Scores
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=839062
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: Why African Americans Usually Score the Lowest on Standardized Tests (Just Keeping It Real) -- 1. Who Cares About Standardized Tests Anyway? -- 2. The African American Past and the Impact on Reading: From Africa to America -- 3. Let's Get Technical: What Are the Scores of African Americans on Standardized Tests? -- 4. What Causes These Score Differences? -- 5. Literacy and the Criminal Justice System -- 6. Profiles of African American Examinees Who Excelled Above the Mean -- 7. Using Common Sense -- 8. What Can We Do? It May Take a Village -- 9. Community Projects and Resources That Promote Reading -- 10. Final Thoughts -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- References
Control code
EBC839062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781934155905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC839062
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL839062
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10717245
  • (CaONFJC)MIL532046
  • (OCoLC)848920152

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