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Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni
Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An ACU-led study has found that teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enrol in university than their younger peers. The study of more than 10,000 ... Read More »

Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains
Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10% or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to ... Read More »

Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success
Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Girls more than boys are starting school with more of the behavioural skills that have been shown to predict academic success. QUT’s Professor Susan Walker said the behavioural skills of children in classrooms in Prep/Reception and Year 1 was a ... Read More »

Predicting academic achievement from DNA
Predicting academic achievement from DNA (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists from King’s College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioural measure to date. The research shows that a genetic score comprising ... Read More »

Helicopter parents take extreme approach to homework
Helicopter parents take extreme approach to homework (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Parents who take the overparenting approach, known as helicopter parenting, are possibly hindering their child’s development by becoming too heavily involved in homework. A QUT study involving 866 parents from three Brisbane Catholic/independent schools found those who endorse overparenting beliefs ... Read More »

Children in care are at greater risk academically
Children in care are at greater risk academically (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children in care are less likely to achieve nationally agreed literacy and numeracy standards when compared with all students in Australia, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). ‘Children in care’ ... Read More »

ATARs a weak predictor of student performance
ATARs a weak predictor of student performance (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report shows that ATAR scores are a weak predictor of academic performance for first-year students. The report by Victoria University’s Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) and supported by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher ... Read More »

Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’
Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’ (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Victoria University psychology researcher says students who don’t ‘fit in’ at school – socially, academically or behaviourally – don’t necessarily require ‘fixing’ by school authorities. Dr Tim Corcoran, a senior research fellow in critical psychology at VU’s Victoria Institute ... Read More »

Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems
Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study shows that college students who are poor sleepers are much more likely to earn worse grades and withdraw from a course than healthy sleeping peers. Results show that sleep timing and maintenance problems in college students are ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

 
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