Publications [#337034] of William A. Darity

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Journal Articles

  1. McMillian, MM; Fuller, S; Hill, Z; Duch, K; Darity, WA. "Can Class-Based Substitute for Race-Based Student Assignment Plans? Evidence From Wake County, North Carolina." Urban Education 53.7 (September, 2018): 843-874. [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/05/27)

    © The Author(s) 2015. This study uses a North Carolina administrative data set to analyze racial segregation and student achievement in Wake County during race-based and income-based school assignment plans. We find a modest increase in the level of racial segregation in Wake schools during the income-based plan, but compared with other large districts in the state, Wake County remained relatively desegregated. We also find a small increase in reading and math test scores and a narrowing of the Black-White test score gap. Our analysis indicates that the improvement in math scores may be partially due to school composition changes attributable to the income-based assignment plan.

William A. Darity