NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trends in the Black-White Achievement Gap:Clarifying the Meaning of Within- and Between-School Achievement Gaps

Lindsay C. Page, Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett

NBER Working Paper No. 14213
Issued in August 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank the Harvard University Achievement Gap Initiative and the U.S. Institute for Education Sciences (National Assessment of Educational Progress Secondary Analysis Grant R902B070031) for financial support of the research on which this paper is based. They also thank William Evans for answering many questions about the Cook & Evans research described in this paper and for providing copies of the computer programs used in that research. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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