ETS's Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium:

Advancing Success for
Black Men in College

About The Achievement Gap

The achievement gap in education refers to the different levels of academic performance of students from a variety of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The lack of access to high-quality education in a child's early years has a deep and enduring impact on development and academic achievement.

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Enhancing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners Achievement: Exploring Strategies and Addressing Challenges

Enhancing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners' Achievement: Exploring Strategies and Addressing Challenges

A Policy Information Report

Written by: Debra J. Ackerman, ETS; Zoila Tazi, Mercy College

Published: January 2015

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Postsecondary Success for All: Building Support for Lifelong Achievement Through Education

September 20, 2014
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Educational Testing Service
Chauncey Conference Center
660 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ

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Advancing Success for Black Men in College

June 23, 2014
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

ETS co-convened this symposium with the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). The symposium examined the opportunities and challenges that postsecondary education presents for young Black men, and also discussed evidence and solutions that could help lead to greater success.

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Watch videos from our Addressing Achievement Gaps symposium "Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years," convened by ETS and CDF. Watch videos >


Policy Notes

Advancing Success for Black Men in College

By Deborah Yaffe, Spring 2015 Read more >

Policy Notes

Students at the Margins and the Institutions That Serve Them: A Global Perspective

By Diasmer Bloe, Salzburg Global Seminar, Spring 2015 Read more >


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How the Achievement Gap Affects Our Children

ETS is deeply committed to closing the achievement gap through rigorous research that supports action, practical tools for real-life solutions, and the sharing of ideas, strategies and resources.
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