Initiative Description: A systematic review was conducted to identify factors linked to the underachievement of disadvantaged pupils in school science and maths.
Study Results: Parental involvement in their child’s studies, particularly in terms of academic socialization improves academic achievement and impacts the overall health and cumulative well-being of lower SES pupils. Results suggest major factors linking deprivation to underachievement can be thematically categorized into a lack of positive environment and support, including family involvement.
Reference: Banerjee, P. A. (2016). A systematic review of factors linked to poor academic performance of disadvantaged students in science and maths in schools. Cogent Education, 3(1), 1-17. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1178441
Level of Evidence: Good