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African Americans and Standardized Tests
African Americans and Standardized Tests

African Americans and Standardized Tests

The Real Reason for Low Test Scores


170 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: April 2009

ISBN 9781934155158

Rights: WOR

African American Images (Apr 2009)


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No black child is left behind with the support of his or her family

With a surprisingly honest and hard-hitting approach, this volume postulates that a lack of reading experiences in the African American household is the true cause of low scores on today's standardized tests. The discussion stresses the significance of literacy in a child's future and the importance of parental involvement toward shaping that future. In an educational climate where most of the blame for a child's poor performance is placed upon the teachers, the curricula, and the social structure of the schools, this discussion ultimately places the responsibility back in the hands of the family and offers them suggestions for improvement. It also provides reccomendations for educators, churches, concerned citizens, and Black Greek sororities and fraternities.

Author Biography

Veda Jairrels, JD, PhD, is a lawyer and a professor of education at Clark Atlanta University. She lives near Atlanta.