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The Long Reach of Early Math Skills - Greg Duncan

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The Long Reach of Early Math Skills - Greg Duncan

  1. 1. The Long Reach of Early Math Skills<br />Greg J. Duncan<br />Department of Education<br />University of California, Irvine<br />
  2. 2. How important are school-entry and K-5 mathematics skills for:<br />School achievement<br />High school completion and college enrollment<br />Crime in early adulthood<br />
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  5. 5. Early Skills and Behaviors<br />
  6. 6. Early Skills and Behaviors<br />
  7. 7. Early Skills and Behaviors<br />
  8. 8. Simple associations with later achievement<br />
  9. 9. Simple associations with later achievement<br />
  10. 10. Effects on later achievement<br />
  11. 11. Effects on later achievement<br />
  12. 12. Effects of persistent K-5 problems on high school dropout<br />
  13. 13. Effects of persistent K-5 problems on high school dropout<br />
  14. 14. Effects of persistent K-5 problems on never attending college<br />
  15. 15. Effects of persistent K-5 problems on being arrested (males only)<br />
  16. 16. Summary<br />Early math skills (controlling IQ) correlated most strongly with future school achievement<br />Children with persistently low K-5 math skills:<br />More likely to drop out of high school<br />Considerably less likely to attend college<br />

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