Schools' Ability to Close Achievement Gap Varies Dramatically

Schools' Ability to Close Achievement Gap Varies Dramatically

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Researchers and policymakers alike often compare the success of students between school districts. But a new Brookings report by David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik indicates that school quality can vary greatly between schools in the same district.

Focusing on schools where both advantaged and disadvantaged students perform well could be key to crafting better policy, they write. 

Figlio, an economist and professor of human development and social policy, is the director of the Institute for Policy Research and the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy. Karbownik is an IPR research associate. 

Read the full report, "Some schools much better than others at closing achievement gaps between their advantaged and disadvantaged students."

 

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 7/21/17