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The Longitudinal Link Between Student Health and Math Achievement Scores
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
2009 (English)In: Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, ISSN 1082-4669, E-ISSN 1532-7671, Vol. 14, no 4, 283-310 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated the relationship between health conditions suffered over time and student scores on the Stanford Achievement Test 9 in Yuma County, Arizona, public grade schools. The majority of children in Yuma County were of Hispanic origin. The poverty and low income status of most of these children placed them at greater risk for health problems. The primary purpose of the study was to ascertain how the rate of math achievement of students who suffered from an illness or injury prior to testing compared to those students who had no known illness or injury. Findings suggested that physical illness influenced math achievement trajectories adversely. Importantly, the achievement gaps associated with several health conditions attenuated over time. However, children who experienced an injury or poisoning, or an endocrine, nutritional, or metabolic disease developed permanent math achievement deficits.

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2009. Vol. 14, no 4, 283-310 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-30329DOI: 10.1080/10824660903448755OAI: diva2:271472
Available from: 2009-10-12 Created: 2009-10-12 Last updated: 2012-02-22Bibliographically approved

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