Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy Success at the State Level

This report provides a systematic review of what states across the country are doing to address racial academic achievement gaps. The authors conduct an in-depth analysis of the policies in four "target states," including a projection of the ease with which each one could be transferred to Wisconsin. They also consider policies in the 45 "non-target states," drawn from the state level as well as the district and school levels. Collectively they review initiatives in a number of different areas, including curriculum standards, early childhood education, high school persistence, and educator supports. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Andrew Reschovsky in Spring 2013
  • Author(s): Kelsey Hill, Daniel Moser, R. Sam Shannon, Timothy St Louis
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction