Dietrichson, J., Bog, M., & Filges, T. (2017, January 24). Academic Interventions for Elementary and Middle School Students With Low Socioeconomic Status.

Research shows that students who live in poverty are less likely to attend preschool or to have a home environment incorporating literacy and language activities than their non-impoverished peers. As a result, impoverished children are less likely to enter school with the social and academic skills needed to set them up for success. Jans Deitrichson and colleagues at the Danish National Centre for Social Research recently performed a meta-analysis aimed at determining what components within academic interventions are the most effective at improving the achievement of elementary and middle school students in poverty.

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