Math & Science Achievement Gaps for Minority Students
This research examines
- The development of mathematics and science skills and the evolution of achievement gaps from 9 months through 8th grade.
- the relationship between later math and science skills and earlier math and reading skills , measures of early comprehension, motor, and socio-emotional skills and executive function, as well as earlier environmental characteristics.
- Development of a theory of the evolution of achievement score gaps that incorporates the diverse factors that have been linked to achievement gaps in the literature
Data comes from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey of Beginning Kindergarteners (ECLS-K), a cohort of 21,000 entering kindergarten students in 1998-99 followed through eighth grade, and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey (ECLS-B) of a birth cohort, a cohort of about 11,000 children born in 2001 and followed through kindergarten entrance to study.
Project Status: 2011
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: David Grissmer