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This report was produced in collaboration with the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education. What this study finds: That is, children who start behind stay behind—they are rarely able to make up the lost ground. We find that large performance gaps exist between children in the lowest and highest socioeconomic-status SES quintiles and that these gaps have persisted from the cohort to the cohort.
The positive news is that the gaps have not grown, even as economic inequalities between these two groups of students have grown. These performance gaps reflect extensive unmet needs and thus untapped talents among low-SES children. The development of strong cognitive and noncognitive skills is essential for success in school and beyond.
Low educational achievement leads to lowered economic prospects later in life, perpetuating a lack of social mobility across generations. Greater investments in pre-K programs can narrow the gaps between students at the start of school. And to ensure that these early gains are maintained, districts can provide continued comprehensive academic, health, nutrition, and emotional support for children through their academic years, including meaningful engagement of parents and communities.
Since the early s, the total share of income claimed by the bottom 90 percent of Americans has steadily decreased, with the majority of income gains going to the top 1 percent.
These trends would not be such a major concern if our education system compensated for these inequities by helping level the playing field and enabling children to rise above their birth circumstances.
But that is hardly the case. Rather, the fraction of children who earn more than their parents absolute mobility has fallen from approximately 90 percent for children born in to 50 percent for children born in the s.
Much is known about the determinants and mechanisms that drive early skills gaps among children of different backgrounds, but our failure to narrow social-class-based skills gaps from one generation of students to the next calls for further analysis to determine the degree of influence these factors have and how interventions employed in recent years to address these factors have or have not worked and why.
Moreover, shifting economic and demographic landscapes emphasize the need for more robust policy strategies to address the gaps. This three-part study thus combines a statistical analysis of early skills gaps among a recent cohort of children and changes in them over time with a qualitative study of multifaceted, school-district-level strategies to narrow them.
Questions, data and methodology In this paper, we: We compare the average performance of children in the top fifth of the socioeconomic status distribution high-SES with the average performance of children in the bottom fifth low-SES.
Skills measured include reading and mathematics, as well as self-control and approaches to learning as reported by both teachers and parents. Examine SES-based gaps at kindergarten entry among the most recently surveyed cohort the kindergarten class of — Compare these SES gaps with those of an earlier cohort —with a focus on changes in the skills gaps between children in the high- and low-SES quintiles.
Review a set of 12 case studies of communities that have employed comprehensive educational strategies and wraparound supports to provide more children especially low-income children with strong early academic foundations, and to sustain and build on early gains throughout their K—12 school years.
Based on examples from these diverse communities, we discuss implications: The report ends with conclusions and recommendations for further research, practice, and policy. What we find Our quantitative research produces a broad set of findings: Very large SES-based gaps in academic performance exist and have persisted across the two most recent cohorts of students when they start kindergarten.
The estimated gaps between children in the highest and lowest fifths of the SES distribution are over a standard deviation sd in both reading and math in unadjusted performance gaps are 1.
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