Poor Kindergartners Are Catching Up, Study Says

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Reardon and co-author Ximena Portilla, a research associate at MDRC, a nonprofit research organization, used data from the National Center for Education Statistics to examine the reading, writing, and math skills of around 17,000 incoming kindergarten students in 2010 and compare them with those of about 20,000 students who started in 1998. They also compared students from families at the 10th and 90th percentiles of income distribution.

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