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Asians outperform white students because they try harder: US study

Published on May 6, 2014 4:57 AM
 
Students at J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget school in Brooklyn on April 7, 2014. Asian-American schoolchildren tend to outperform their white counterparts in school because they try harder, according to a US study out Monday.-- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Asian-American schoolchildren tend to outperform their white counterparts in school because they try harder, according to a US study out Monday.

The findings were based on an analysis of records from two separate surveys tracking several thousand whites and Asians in the United States from kindergarten through high school.

Scientists at Queens College of New York, the University of Michigan and Peking University in Beijing looked at grades, test scores, teacher ratings, family income and education level, immigration status and other factors.

"Asian-Americans enter school with no discernible academic advantage over whites," said the study, noting that "advantage grows over time."

 
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