The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University


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Facts on Gaps

Achievement patterns result from a complex combination of historically anchored factors that interact systemically across virtually every institution in the society.  Consequently, to raise achievement levels while narrowing gaps is a daunting challenge. 


Facts on achievement gaps are described in the slide presentation below and a summary document: Facts on Achievement Gaps.


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Early Childhood

State Test Scores

National Test Scores

International Test Scores: TIMSS & PIRLS

International Test Scores: PISA

High School Completion Rates

College Enrollment

College Completion

Employment and Earnings