This report analyzes achievement gaps for African-American and Hispanic minority students in selected Massachusetts school districts. It examines the gaps in English Language Arts and Mathematics achievement on the state assessment, MCAS, between each minority group and White students.
About Richard Cross
Dr. Richard Cross has a range of academic and work experience in assessment and statistics. Prior to being Director of Research for AccountabilityWorks, Cross was director of assessment at a charter school management company that achieved high test score gains with disadvantaged students. He has published in academic journals on topics related to student learning, behavior, and testing, and taught for twelve years at the college and graduate levels, and taught for over five years at the high school level. He is licensed in school and clinical psychology.