Children's blood lead and standardized test performance response as indicators of neurotoxicity in metropolitan New Orleans elementary schools.

@article{Zahran2009ChildrensBL,
  title={Children's blood lead and standardized test performance response as indicators of neurotoxicity in metropolitan New Orleans elementary schools.},
  author={S. Zahran and Howard W Mielke and Stephan Weiler and Kenneth J. Berry and Carlos Gonzales},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={888-97}
}
This study analyzes pre-Katrina variation in aggregate student performance and children's blood lead (BPb) in 117 elementary school districts in metropolitan New Orleans. Fourth grade student achievement on Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests were analyzed as a function of BPb for children 1-6 years old within school districts, controlling for student-teacher ratios, percent of students eligible for a free or discounted lunch, and school racial demography. Measures of… CONTINUE READING