Do Immigrant Students' Reading Skills Depend on How Long they Have Been in their New Country? [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2013
4 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
PISA in Focus ; 29
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In most OECD countries, newly arrived 15-year-old immigrant students show poorer reading performance than immigrant students who arrived in their new country when they were younger than five. Students who emigrated from less-developed countries where the home language differs from their new language of instruction are particularly vulnerable to the "late-arrival" penalty in reading performance. Immigrant students from countries with similar levels of development and the same language as the host country do not suffer any late-arrival penalty at all.