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Monday, July 13, 2009

Predictors of Early Academic Success

Child Trends has a new report out called Early Childhood Predictors of Early School Success. The report reviewed the scientific evidence from the fields of child development and health and health services research, related to early school readiness, and focused on large longitudinal studies. They found that "the strongest evidence for effects between school success and maternal education, family income, low birthweight, and gender. ... [and recommended] an instrument to identify at risk children using these factors in the clinical setting as a critical step in integrating research on child development into clinical practice". For policies to improve early academic success.

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