Since parents tend to have limited English language skills, the communication between school and parent is limited. (Huffcut 34). Hmong parents who do not speak English insist that their children communicate in their native language and keep up Hmong traditions (Vang, F. 4). First generation Hmong American college students do not perform as well as other students because of language barrier too. Students whose parents are illiterate in English or their primary language are more likely to be underachievers in school (Vang, C. 10).
Many Hispanic students begin schooling without the proper resources that many other students receive, and schools are often not equipped to compensate for these initial problems. For Hispanics, initial disadvantages often come from parents ' immigrant status and their lack of knowledge about the U.S. education system. As Hispanic students go through the schooling system, the lack school resources and their weak relationships with their teachers continue to undermine their academic success. Initial disadvantages continue to add up, resulting in Hispanics having the lowest rates of high school and college degree achievement, which hinders their chances for stable employment. The situation of Hispanic educational attainment is cause for national concern.
For instance, there are many people who simply do not perform well on tests. Many students are smart and understand the content, but it doesn't show on test scores (Gregory J. Cizek, 2001). In essence, testing brings out stress in even the brightest of students, messing with their heads come test day. The facts show that from the 50 states, 700 school districts claim that standardardized tests are causing greater anxiety than the average everyday assessments (Joseph Spector, 2015). In conclusion, student achievement
The researchers collected information and evidence to support that interference does affect the way students speak. They demonstrated that students from private schools have a medium level of interference and the same happens with subsidized schools, whereas students from state schools have a high level of interference. Alvear, Barrueto, Hernández, Lagos, López, González and Neira (2009) concluded that the mother tongue interference occurs because students do not have a high level of proficiency. Students may know about English grammar rules and vocabulary, but they do not necessarily know how to use those rules in communicative
Part I: What is the problem with the achievement gap? Do you ever just wonder why people are failing in school and what 's the setting behind them in failing is? The achievement gap in test scores affect many different groups and is the reason behind them failing. An achievement gap is often defined as the differences between the test scores of minority and/or low-income students and the test scores of their White and Asian peers (Dee and Penner). This means that the achievement gap is the academic difference between minority and white students, essentially stating that minorities get left behind.This is one of the biggest issues within our education system.
Initial academic skills are tied back with the home environment, where low literacy environments and chronic stress negatively affect a student’s academic skills. The school systems in low socioeconomic communities are often under resourced, negatively affecting students’ academic progress inadequate education and increased dropout rates affect children’s academic achievement, disseminating the low socioeconomic status of the community. Improving school systems and early intervention programs may help to reduce these
Additionally, children with ADHD exhibit learning styles that differ from one another. A study on third through sixth graders predicted that there would be no common learning styles within the group. Instead, they found three major types of learning styles. First, “Large clusters of these children--but not all--required low rather than bright light when concentrating on academic tasks.” Second, “A majority of the children lacked persistence.” Third, “The children were not able to function well academically in the morning.” More young students wanted to learn in bright light and activities in the morning rather than later in the day. Older children needed more structure and would rather work in the
It is often seen in schools, African American children being placed in easier classes or alternative learning programs because of the belief that they are not as capable of learning as their white peers. According to Forbes, "One issue that calls for further discussion is the need for more role modeling and high expectations for rigorous academic study in many black homes and communities." Because of the stereotype that “African Americans aren’t smart,” schools and teachers set low standards when it comes to students of color. The lack of academic challenge often leads to the placement of African American students in easier classes, because of this belief that they are not “smart enough” or as capable as their white peers to be academically successful. The lack of belief in African American students and the ability to challenge them sets them behind and benefits them in no way.
This may seem fine, but as said above, this causes curriculum gaps between students which can be harmful as it removes stress relieving classes from children’s schedules. State tests, although is not the only factor, evaluates school districts. Other factors include graduation and attendance. Even though it is not the only factor, it is one of them, which may cause extra pressure and stress on both students and teachers. The pressure on all students, regardless of ability, to reach a certain level, can be damaging, especially because of many students, as high as 60% in some states, failed to reach this
However, children and families have not been the only victims of social pressure. As school populations rose, schools could not maintain the growth that had previously been exploited. The pressure faced by schools to support withstand a large group of students is evidently shown as education has been poor in developing countries. Furthermore, the social pressure faced by schools and families has added to the gender gap in literacy and academics. According to a source, fourteen of fifty-one developing countries show poor literacy for women.
This idea helps us understand the power money has towards the success of failure of students is stronger than we thought. Rodriguez had just entered junior high school in an area where there were more low-income than white students. “In the mid-1960s, the students at Garvey had some of the worst academic scores in the state. Most of the time, there were no pencils or paper”(Rodriguez 43). This fact provides evidence that students who were not provided with school supplies had some of the worst academic scores.
In addition, research has shown that minorities have lower test scores than whites because of hidden biases in the development of standardized tests(Reese). Standardized tests also favor those with socio-economic advantages. If one child lives in an environment with bad teachers and poor classroom basics, and another child lives in an environment with great teachers and many opportunities, how are they both supposed to succeed on a standardized test? It is almost impossible. And, in another way standardized tests are discriminatory, a study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says that the gap for achievement test scores between rich and poor have grown by almost 60 percent since the 1960s(Rocks).
“The intent behind closing these gaps is to break the connection between race or family income and achievement while at the same time continuing to improve the performance of the top students.”(28) Gaps between race and wealth have always been issues in schools. Historically, children living in poverty are more likely to score lower on tests than those
Long-term effects of chronic absenteeism include low socioeconomic status in adulthood, social and emotional difficulties, and psychiatric disorders (Kearney & Graczyk, 2013). This research seeks to improve attendance among students at Second Start Alternative High School. Many students are not receiving academic credit due to their lack of attendance. The target problem is defined as frequent absenteeism. Students who are not accomplishing an attendance rate of eighty-five percent can be determined as frequently absent.
Early school times have been causing children in schools to earn bad grades. Research shows that these children tend to do better when schools are delayed. On the other hand, some people think that starting schools later means having less time to do homework. If schools start later, children will have time to get more rest. Many students are not getting the right amount of sleep.