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Barnes, Wally; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this study, we examined the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, and White Texas public high school graduates using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. An examination of the state college-readiness rates across a 3-year period was conducted to determine the extent to which academic…
Descriptors: College Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students
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Trueba, Henry T. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Critiques a collection of articles on accountability, testing, and academics in schools with minority group and low-income students, examining their polar positions and explaining that polar positions are often equally biased. Expresses concerns about the TAAS, discussing what changes are needed in the educational system and the TAAS in order for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education