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Definition listed on South Carolina site
This is the same definition as listed on the Kentucky site.  The Kentucky site credits the definition to Pearson, 2001.
Kentucky - Partnership for Minority Student Achievement
Kentucky's Achievement Gap Committee has this site which includes schools piloting some of its suggested strategies. 
An expanded definition
This definition goes beyond ethnicity and socio-economic.
Norm referenced vs Criterion based
I would like to know what others think about this.
Rethinking the Achievement Gap - Penn State
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Achievement Gap Article
A Plan for Success: Communities of Color Define Policy Priorities for High School Reform
Explains the urgency of reforming our schools.  The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) has created A Plan for Success, which outlines CHSE’s policy priorities that must be addressed if our high schools are to change so that all young people graduate from high school ready to work, ready for college, and ready to be knowledgeable citizens
Culturally Based Teaching: A Model for Student Success
There are vidoes of the briefing which define culturally-based teaching.  Sheryl Denbo, PhD, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Equity Center discusses how one teachers from a culturally-based perspective.  Luis A. Vázquez, PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, New Mexico State University, shares A Research-based and Programmatic Application to Culturally Based Instruction. 

Closing the Achievement Gap: Principles for Improving the Educational Success of All Students.
This digest briefly reviews the educational policies and practices whose effectiveness in closing the achievement gap has been shown, and provides a list of resources offering detailed information about them. One resource is the Internet pathway, Closing the Achievement Gap, developed by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, on which the digest is based. Previously published Clearinghouse digests also cover some of the specific principles in more depth, and future digests will explore additional principles.