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dc.contributor.authorMalison, David Jordan
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:28:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:28:40Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othermalison_david_j_201005_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/malison_david_j_201005_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26394
dc.description.abstractI estimated a linear fixed effects model using panel data collected from the Georgia Department of Education to analyze the impact changes in student body demographics have on African American student performance. The dataset contained detailed information on every public middle school in the state of Georgia over the five school years from fall 2003 to spring 2008. I found that a ten percent increase in the percentage of the student body that is African American corresponds to an approximately three percent rise in the percentage of African American students failing the math section of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). Increasing the percentage of African Americans at a school had a negligible impact on white student outcomes. These effects persisted after adding a variety of student and school control variables and after allowing past student performance to explain current outcomes by including a lagged dependent variable in the regression. My results, consistent with other findings in the area, suggest that recent trends toward resegregation could cause the black-white achievement gap to expand.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSchool Performance
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectEducation Policy
dc.subjectSegregation
dc.subjectIntegration
dc.subjectAchievement Gap
dc.subjectCRCT
dc.subjectInequality
dc.subjectPublic Schooling
dc.subjectGeorgia Public Schools
dc.titleSeparate but equal?
dc.title.alternativean analysis of racial inequality and student achievement in Georgia public schools
dc.typeHonors
dc.description.degreeAB
dc.description.departmentEconomics
dc.description.majorEconomics
dc.description.advisorDavid Mustard
dc.description.committeeDavid Mustard


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