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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for years to come.

Achievement Gap Between Black and White Students: Theoretical Analysis With Recommendations for Remedy
Achievement gap between black and white students: Theoretical analysis with recommendations for remedy

The purpose of this chapter is to offer a measurement perspective on how to understand and eliminate the persisting achievement gap between Black and White students. We start out by describing the nature of this achievement gap, which provides the foundation for introducing our measurement perspective for understanding it. From this perspective, we evaluate a sample of educational reforms developed to narrow if not eliminate the gap. On the basis of this review with critique, we offer recommendations for remedy anchored around a new standard of achievement: A minimum of 70% of African American children should perform at or above ...

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