Published Online: April 20, 2006

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Longitudinal Study Examines Achievement in K-5 Years

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Fifth graders in the United States have made academic progress over their first six years of learning, but gaps in their learning still exist, concludes the fifth in a series of reports from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.

According to the study, released by the National Center for Education Statistics, poverty level and a mother’s level of education were among the strongest factors to have an impact on 5th graders’ achievement. The study also examined the effects that gender, race and ethnicity, family characteristics, type of school attended, and residential and school mobility had on student achievement.

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