Podcast interview about science achievement gaps
Center for Educational Disparities Research director and PRI associate Paul Morgan recently discussed his research on the early onset of science achievement gaps in an interview with the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) for their weekly Knowledge HUB podcast. His research titled, “Science Achievement Gaps Begin Very Early, Persist, and Are Largely Explained by Modifiable Factors”, found that the strongest predictor of a child’s future science achievement is their level of general science knowledge when they enter kindergarten. These results will help advise interventions and policies that address science achievement gaps in young children.
This research was funded by grants from SSRI, the National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, and by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.