Executive function mediates socio-economic and racial differences in early academic achievement

@inproceedings{Nesbitt2013ExecutiveFM,
  title={Executive function mediates socio-economic and racial differences in early academic achievement},
  author={Kimberly Turner Nesbitt and Lynne Baker-Ward and Michael T Willoughby},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Although associations between socio-economic status, race, and academic achievement are well established, the specific mechanisms that underlie the relation remain incompletely understood. This longitudinal investigation, involving a sample of 206 children from economically and racially diverse backgrounds, examined the influence of executive function and expressive vocabulary assessed in kindergarten on academic achievement in Grade 1. The use of structural equation modeling revealed… CONTINUE READING

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