ETS's Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium:

Advancing Success for
Black Men in College

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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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Advancing Success for Black Men in College

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

ETS will co-convene this symposium with the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) to examine the opportunities and challenges that postsecondary education presents for young Black men, as well as discuss evidence and generate solutions that can help lead to greater success.

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"What are the unique challenges faced by African-American males as they transition from high school to college?"

Viewpoints is a forum for commentary and discussion on important topics in education, government and research on achievement gap issues. Our current topic opens the forum in advance of the 2014 Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium, "Advancing Success for Black Men in College" to be held June 23, 2014.

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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 >


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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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