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What exists when there are two lines approaching one another, but fail to join in order to form one line? -- a gap. There has been a mysterious proliferation of gaps in recent years. For instance, there's the generation gap. That's where a wide area of misunderstanding exists between the young and the old. Then there is the communication gap. That is not being able to effectively relate to another. But what of the testing gap? More specifically the chasm that exists between test scores of black and white students. Throughout the years it can be said that this gap has been lessened or decreased {Staff, 1984). There have been researchers and theorists, mentioned in the following pages, who have given explanations for the gap decreasing.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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