At-Risk Children & Families

Achievement Gap

Research

A Socioecological View of Higher-Performing Diverse Elementary Schools
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 18: 101–127, 2013

Characteristics of School Districts that Are Exceptionally Effective in Closing the Achievement Gap
Click Here, Leadership and Policy in Schools, 9:245–291, 2010

Closing the Achievement Gap: Lessons from Illinois’ Golden Spike High-Poverty High-Performing Schools
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 9(2), 97–125

Effective Teachers for At-Risk or Highly Mobile Students: What are the Dispositions and Behaviors of Award-Winning Teachers?
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 16: 275–291, 2011

Focusing on the Participation and Engagement Gap: A Case Study on Closing the Achievement Gap
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 16: 56–64, 2011

Getting Ready for School: Piloting Universal Prekindergarten in an Urban County
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 18: 128–140, 2013

No Rich Child Left Behind
Click Here, by Sean F. Reardon, The New York Times, April 27, 2013

Parenting, Race, and Socioeconomic Status: Links to School Readiness
Click Here, Aryn Dotterer, Iheoma Iruka, Elizabeth Pungello (2012). Family Relations 61, 657–670.
These results indicate that the meaning and effects of parenting behaviors can vary by racial groups, and findings obtained for European American families cannot be assumed to apply to ethnic minority families as well. Among the implications of these findings is that programs aimed at increasing school readiness and closing the achievement gap need to be mindful of the cultural context in which children are raised.

Social–Emotional Factors Affecting Achievement Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Students: Closing the Achievement Gap
Click Here, 2002, Educational Psychologist, 37(4), 197–214.

Success for All at 27: New Developments in Whole-School Reform
Click Here, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 18: 169–176, 2013