Evaluates two public school assignment policies (open enrollment & mandatory choice, not using race or ethnicity in assignment) using data from CMS.
School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap
Impact of school quality on the black-white achievement gap.
Can No Child Left Behind Close the Gaps in Pass Rates on Standardized Tests?
Quantify the degree to which the worst-performing schools can realistically increase their pass rates and thereby narrow the gap in pass rates.
Segregation and the SAT
Analyzes how organizational features of school racial composition and tracks influence student’s opportunities to learn material covered on the SAT.
How Middle School Segregation Contributes to the Race Gap in Academic Achievement
Studies the effects of school racial composition on the academic outcomes of middle school students
Understanding Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gaps During the First Years of School
Examine results of Fryer and Levitt (2004 & 2005) about patterns in the relative academic achievement of young black and white children.
Disentangling the Racial Test Score Gap: Probing the Evidence in a Large Urban School District
They examine the distribution of the gap in test scores across races within New York City public schools and the factors that explain these group.
Effects of School Segregation and School Resources in a Changing Policy Context
Impact of school composition and school resources on student achievement growth.
The Race Gap in Student Achievement Scores: Longitudinal Evidence from a Racially Diverse School District
Examine when and how the Black-White and Hispanic-White test score gaps develop in the early elementary grades in a California school district.
Accountability in a Postdesegregation Era: The Continuing Significance of Racial Segregation in Florida's Schools
Association between racial segregation and the percentage of students passing high-stakes test in Florida’s schools.
Understanding The Black-White Test Score Gap in the First Two Years of School
Gaining a better understanding of the underlying causes of the test score gap.
Schools' Racial Mix, Students' Optimism, and the Black-White and Latino-White Achievement Gaps
How schools’ racial and ethnic mix of students and teachers influences black, white, and Latino students’ expectations, aspirations and attitudes.
Returning to Square One: From Plessey to Brown and Back to Plessey.
Revisiting and examining Brown’s historical significance and its education policy legacy.
Does School Accountability Lead to Improved Student Performance
Provide evidence on the expected effects of NCLB not only on student performance but also on other potential consequences. Controlled for student and school characteristics.
Multiple Facets of Inequity in Racial and Ethnic Achievement Gaps
Examine how inequitable the racial achievement gaps are and how much progress towards equity was made through changes in achievement gaps.
Race, Social Class, and Academic Achievement in US High Schools
Looks at segregation within school,according to race,in core academic courses on student’s academic achievement & the race gap in each at the end of HS
Access and Achievement in Mathematics and Science
Unequal access to math and science course taking and achievement as a self-evident problem in K-12 schools. Why do inequalities persist?
The Perverse Incentives of the No Child Left Behind Act
Examines the incentives created by NCLBA
Reflections of an Expert Witness
Reflections of Armor’s experience as an expert witness in over 30 school desegregation cases
Closing the Black-White Achievement Gap: Instructional Strategies in Title I Schools
Studies the connection between student achievement in reading & the Black-White achievement gap, emphasizing different instructional strategies.
A Diagnostic Analysis of Black-White GPA Disparities
Examine how race, family background, attitudes, and behaviors are related to achievement
Families or Schools? Explaining the Convergence in White and Black Academic Performance
What has caused the convergence in White and Black academic performance over the past twenty years? Are changes in families or schools responsible?
High School Racial Composition: Balancing Excellence and Equity
Addresses the relationship between school racial composition and educational outcomes.
Regression Analysis in the Wilmington Case
Discusses the shortcomings of stepwise regression analyses in educational studies and examines the application of regression analyses by expert witnesses.
Organizational Context for Student Achievement: The Case of Student Racial Compositions
Exploring the relationship between school desegregation (race, SES, and school racial compostion) and student achievement and self-concept.
The Inequality of Separation: Racial Composition of Schools and Academic Achievement
1. Do African American students show significantly lower scores than other students on the Graduation Exit Examination (GEE)? 2. If they show lower scores, can differences in scores on this examination be explained by the SES of the family (as reflected by the occupational prestige and education of parents)? 3. Does the proportion of African Americans in a school tend to raise or lower the examination scores of students in general, controlling for the socio-demographic characteristics of individual students? 4. Can the effect of racial composition of schools be explained by family socioeconomic background of schoolmates? 5. Does the racial composition of schools affect African American and White Students achievement differently? What is the relative importance of these factors as between-school verses within-school determinants of academic achievement?
Money and School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment
Examines the Kansas City desegregation plan
Teachers' Perceptions and Expectations and The Black-White Test Score Gap
Ways in which teachers’ and students’ behaviors might be causes/consequences of racially disparate perceptions and expectations regarding achievement.
Race and General Cognitive Ability: The Myth of Diminishing Returns to Education
The impact of education on racial differences in general cognitive ability.
The American School Dilemma: Race and Scholastic Performance
How race and the racial composition of schools are related to academic achievement.
Dr. Armor's Regressions
Critique of statistical analyses used in desegregation research by Dr. Armor, as well as by well-known expert witnesses and researchers in desegregation litigation.
Does School Quality Explain the Recent Black/White Wage Trend?
Whether educational quality can explain the break in the trend toward black/white wage equality.
The Promise of Brown and the Reality of Academic Groups: The Tracks of My Tears
Examines the antecedents of academic tracking and ability grouping in America and reviews the justification for these concepts in public schools.
Curricula and Coursework: A Surprise Ending to a Familiar Story
Why are some students placed in college tracks and others not? Why is track placement so influential?
Effects of Cooperative Learning Teams on Student Achievement and Race Relations: Treatment by Race Interactions
Investigation of race by treatment interactions on student achievement and race relations.