International evidence on what helps poor children succeed

A recent policy brief from the IEA (International association for the evaluation of educational achievement) explores the issue of socioeconomically disadvantaged students who are academically successful, or “academically resilient.”

The authors used data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to explore how prevalent academically resilient students are across education systems and what factors are associated with academic resilience within those systems.

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