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September 20, 2017

Students’ self-concepts of ability in math and reading predict later math and reading attainment

A new study by Maria Ines Susperreguy, Pamela Davis-Kean, et al. finds that students’ perceptions of their own abilities in math and reading play a role in their later achievements over time and levels of achievement. Davis-Kean says, “When trying to understand the issues of low academic performance, we often examine what additional skills children need to succeed in school. Our findings, replicated across three data sets, show that it is important to understand the relation between children’s perceptions of their abilities and later achievement.”

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Journal article in Child Development