This paper will explain all aspects of the achievement gap. It will answer the 5 W’s. Who is the achievement gap affecting? What is the achievement gap affecting? When does the achievement gap take place? Where does the gap occur? Why does the gap occur? Over time, there has been a noticeable difference in high-income and low-income schools. The little things like teacher education, afterschool opportunities, facilities, equipment, etc. all are big differences that make a high-income school much more successful than a low-income school. There have been efforts to try and close the achievement gap, but none have completely succeeded. For example, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This law was passed, and while some students benefited from it, more students still are facing obstacles. Some people think that the achievement gap should be stopped before the child is born. This can be done by improving environments and deleting drugs and drug use in the community. This seems impossible and far-fetched. This paper discusses those modifications in the different high and low-income schools and explains in detail the problems and alternatives of the achievement gap.
Understanding the Term “Achievement Gap”
What is the “Achievement Gap”?
The Achievement Gap is a term that is used to display the differences between blacks and Hispanics and whites on an educational level and also on a social economic level. Stated in the article The Achievement Gap is a Community Problem and Requires a Community Solution, Smith states that the truth is that the causes of the achievement gap are far more complex than the effects. The effects are, after all, all too visible. Lower academic performance among minorities leads to higher rates of drop-outs among minorities; lower rates of minorities in college; higher rates of poverty among minorities; higher rates of single-parent households; higher rates of incarceration among minority populations, particularly...