Kindergarten Academic Skills Are Even More Important to Girls than Boys, Study Says

Based on the results of one study, girls were more vulnerable and less likely to catch up in academic performance during early elementary school if they have poorer academic skills before school entry.  More specifically, girls with fewer kindergarten academic skills were more vulnerable than boys with similar deficits especially when predicting 2nd grade math.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "School Readiness And Later Achievement: A French Canadian Replication And Extension.," Developmental Psychology , 2010, by LS Pagani, C Fitzpatrick, I Archambault. (Citations: 85).

Abstract 1. We first replicated the data analytic strategy used in Duncan et al.(2007) with a population-based data set of French-speaking children from Quebec (Canada). Prospective associations were examined between cognitive, attention, and socioemotional ...



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