The Effects of Stereotypes on the Achievement Gap: Reexamining the Academic Performance of African American High School Students

  title={The Effects of Stereotypes on the Achievement Gap: Reexamining the Academic Performance of African American High School Students},
  author={J. Thomas Kellow and Brett D. Jones},
  journal={Journal of Black Psychology},
  pages={120 - 94}
This study investigated whether African American high school freshman students experience stereotype threat when taking a test that is seen as a predictor of their success on a high-stakes test. The authors conceptually replicated a previous study by Kellow and Jones (2005) using a true experimental design, as opposed to a quasi-experimental design. White students scored statistically significantly higher than African American students when told that their test performance would be predictive… 

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