School Achievement as Moderated by Sociodemographic Status: The US Case

Selcuk R. Sirin, Taveeshi Gupta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


School achievement is greatly moderated by sociodemographic factors, such as socioeconomic status, minority status, students' gender and grade level as well as the location of schools. Based on a comprehensive review of the literature, the effect of socioeconomic status on school achievement is illustrated with empirical evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Achievement gap
  • Coleman report
  • Gender
  • Meta-analysis
  • Minorities
  • Minority status
  • Parental values
  • Poverty
  • School achievement
  • School location
  • Single parenthood
  • Social capital
  • Socialization
  • Socioeconomic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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