Physical, Environmental and Sociodemographic Influences on Elementary Students


A significant body of research exists showing that children growing up in high-poverty environments face significant challenges as they enter school. A recent report by the Educational Testing Service analyzed 14 school and societal influences associated with student achievement. The data suggest that academic interventions, though important, have a much greater effect if the broader social issues creating the need for such interventions are also addressed. ResearchBrief

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