Closing the attainment gap in Scottish education: summary

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Sosu, Edward; Ellis, Sue
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 May 2014
Education and Skills
Social welfare
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Children from low-income households in Scotland do significantly worse at school than those from better-off homes. This review explores the nature and consequences of this educational ‘attainment gap’. It considers the need for better research and evaluation evidence to improve policy and practice and proposes actions to reduce the gap.

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