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Author(s):Akey, T
Title:School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/419/full.pdf
Date:2006
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Short Description:Examines factors that promote academic success among students whose demographic characteristics and school circumstances place them at risk for failure.
Annotation:"What are the key factors that promote academic success among students whose demographic characteristics and school circumstances place them at high risk of failure? This paper provides highly suggestive, although not conclusive, answers to this question. Through path analysis modeling techniques applied to data collected in MDRC’s evaluation of the First Things First school reform initiative in a large urban school district, the paper explores the influence of two psychological variables — student engagement and perceived academic competence — on achievement in reading and mathematics."
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Achievement Gap
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Engagement
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Low-Income Students
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