The College Board recently reported that SAT reading scores have dropped to their lowest point in almost 40 years.
A number of factors, including a larger number and increasingly diversified group of students taking the test, affected the scores; but the Family Research Council has released a research synthesis paper, “Marriage, Family Structure, and Children’s Educational Attainment,” that shows how a child’s home environment, particularly intactness of a child’s parents, affects their educational achievement.
The paper, authored by Dr. Patrick F. Fagan, Leonie Ten Have and Wendy Chen, reports that both young children and adolescents in intact families have higher test scores than their counterparts in non-intact families. High school students in intact married families have a higher average combined math and English GPA than their counterparts in other family structures.
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SOURCE: Charisma News