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ERIC Number: EJ1151747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Analyzing the Achievement and Isolation of Immigrant and U.S.-Born Students: Insights from PISA 2012
Powers, Jeanne M.; Pivovarova, Margarita
Educational Policy, v31 n6 p830-857 Sep 2017
The 2016 Presidential election and the first months of the Trump administration have propelled immigration to the center of U.S. political debates. We use data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 to provide insights into the school experiences of high school-age immigrants and their U.S.-born peers. Our findings indicate that the immigrant-U.S.-born achievement gap is a race and wealth gap, and is also mediated by school factors. We also found that a substantial number of U.S.-born students attended schools that did not enroll immigrant students. We conclude by highlighting the research and policy implications of our findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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