Student Achievement and the Changing American Family

Executive Summary

by David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends, Stephanie Williamson


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This report is the executive summary of MR-488-LE. It presents the basic findings from this study but the interested reader should refer to the main report for a detailed discussion of the issues.

Table of Contents

  • Background and Purpose of the Study

  • Methodology

  • Results

  • Discussion of Results and Future Research

  • Final Comments

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