Educational Investment, Family Context, and Children's Math and Reading Growth from Kindergarten Through the Third Grade

  title={Educational Investment, Family Context, and Children's Math and Reading Growth from Kindergarten Through the Third Grade},
  author={Jacob E. Cheadle},
  journal={Sociology of Education},
  pages={1 - 31}
Drawing on longitudinal data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, this study used IRT modeling to operationalize a measure of parental educational investments based on Lareau's notion of concerted cultivation. It used multilevel piece-wise growth models regressing children's math and reading achievement from entry into kindergarten through the third grade on concerted cultivation and family context variables. The results indicate that educational… 

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