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Hi Ben, Thanks for writing to T2T. You might check SAT data. When students take the SAT, they report certain personal data and this gets correlated to SAT scores. http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.22f30af61d34e9c39a77b13bc3921509 /?vgnextoid=73b2be3a864f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD For example, SAT scores are correlated positively to parents' education. So there was a joke, how do you increase your SAT score? Send your parents to college. :-) Good luck, >what accounts 4 low performance in mathematics among high school >students? i'm doing aresearch on this and would like to compare the >performance of students >1. in the boarding hse and day students >2. from living with single parents & those living with both parents >3. the educational level of student's parents >4. the occupation of parent(s) >5. economical status of students parents >6. students in relationships & those who are not >7. teacher qualification, etc. >anyone with knowledge or material on how the above (and/or other factors) >can affect a student's performance in mathematics (or generally in all >other subjects) should please help me out via firstname.lastname@example.org -Cynthia, for the T2T service Thanks for visiting our on-line community. Visit Teacher2Teacher again at http://mathforum.org/t2t/ It is now possible to make a financial contribution to help The Math Forum. Please read more about this possibility: http://www.drexel.edu/ia/mathforum/.
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