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A Proposal for closing the achievement gap between minority males and white males in the Antelope Valley

Today there is an achievement gap between white students and minority black students. According to the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) which has kept records since 1992 reading and math scores assessment of White 4th-8th and 8-12thgrade students found that White students scored significantly higher than Black students (2011). This study looks at the historical causes of the achievement gap and the reasons it still exists today. It focuses on the Antelope Valley School District, the high drop-out rate of African American males and makes recommendations as to what can be done to close the achievement gap.

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